Pope Francis appealed for the world to "take care of the biodiversity, take care of nature" in a video message on Earth Day.
Speaking in Spanish, Francis spoke about the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact on nature and climate change it had when the world "stopped", reports the CNN.
Both "global catastrophes" – climate change and Covid-19 — "demonstrate that we have no longer time to waste."
"This shows us that the global nature needs our lives in the planet. It involved all of us, even if in many ways, different and unequivocal. And in this way, it teaches us even more on what we have to do to create a just planet, fair and safe from an environmental point of view. In brief, the Covid pandemic has taught us this interdependence, this sharing together the planet," the Pope said.