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26 Nov 2015

CIDSE & Caritas Intl.

Press release: Paris climate summit: an opportunity for a unified humanity

Caritas and CIDSE say that the UN climate summit in Paris (COP21) needs to respond to the urgency of dangerous climate change but also serve as a milestone for creating a unified vision for the future of humanity leaving no one behind...Caritas and CIDSE call for a legally binding and equitable agreement on climate change to be reached at the COP21 summit. They are convinced that if climate change is dealt with in a way that protects human rights for all this would be key to eradicating poverty, hunger and inequality…the new agreement needs to guarantee the funds for this transition and to help the world’s poorest people adapt to climate change and deal with its consequences. They say that fossil fuels should not receive any more subsidies and should be phased out as soon as possible and at the latest by 2050. Sustainable energy should be accessible to all…

Click here to see the CIDSE publication written ahead of COP21: “Paris, for the People and the Planet”

Click here to see CIDSE programme of activities in Paris

Click here to see CIDSE's series of videos about climate justice.

Click hereto read the Spanish version and here to read the French versions of the of the press release, on Caritas website. 

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Business & human rights at COP 21 Paris climate talks

Calls to focus on human rights in govt. & company actions