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APNewsBreak: Mayors at Vatican to demand 'bold climate agreement' from leaders

  • New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino, right, attend a press conference after a meeting in Rome Monday, July 20, 2015. Dozens of environmentally friendly mayors from around the world are meeting at the Vatican this week to bask in the star power of eco-Pope Francis and commit to reducing global warming and helping the urban poor deal with its effects. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino, right, attend a press conference after a meeting in Rome Monday, July 20, 2015. Dozens of environmentally friendly mayors from around the world are meeting at the Vatican this week to bask in the star power of eco-Pope Francis and commit to reducing global warming and helping the urban poor deal with its effects. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino arrives after a meeting with San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, in Rome Monday, July 20, 2015. Dozens of environmentally friendly mayors from around the world are meeting at the Vatican this week to bask in the star power of eco-Pope Francis and commit to reducing global warming and helping the urban poor deal with its effects. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino arrives after a meeting with San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, in Rome Monday, July 20, 2015. Dozens of environmentally friendly mayors from around the world are meeting at the Vatican this week to bask in the star power of eco-Pope Francis and commit to reducing global warming and helping the urban poor deal with its effects. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee stands after meeting Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino in Rome Monday, July 20, 2015. Dozens of environmentally friendly mayors from around the world are meeting at the Vatican this week to bask in the star power of eco-Pope Francis and commit to reducing global warming and helping the urban poor deal with its effects. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee stands after meeting Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino in Rome Monday, July 20, 2015. Dozens of environmentally friendly mayors from around the world are meeting at the Vatican this week to bask in the star power of eco-Pope Francis and commit to reducing global warming and helping the urban poor deal with its effects. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)  (The Associated Press)

The Associated Press has learned that dozens of environmentally friendly mayors from around the world will be signing off on a Vatican declaration calling for their national leaders to approve a "bold climate agreement" that keeps global warming at a safe limit for humanity.

Some 60 mayors are attending a two-day climate conference at the Vatican featuring an audience with Pope Francis.

The final declaration expected to be signed Tuesday, a copy of which was seen by the AP, states that "human-induced climate change is a scientific reality and its effective control is a moral imperative for humanity."

The document calls for financial incentives to transition to low-carbon and renewable energy and shift public financing away from the military to "urgent investments" in sustainable development.