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12 Dec 2015

Viivi Erkkilä, CARE International

CARE Intl. statement

"Historic climate deal has not saved the world, but it gives a ray of hope for the world’s poorest people"

…[T]he world reached a landmark moment in the fight against climate change, but it is still not enough for the world’s poorest people, says…CARE International…Philippe Lévêque, Executive Director of CARE France said: “The Paris Agreement gives a ray of hope…but its significance depends on governments’ ability to deliver on the promises made...” Ruth Mitei, Advocacy Advisor CARE International’s Adaptation Learning Programme for Africa said: “…The inclusion of the 1.5°C temperature limit in the agreement is a big win…Now governments must…shift away from fossil fuels...” Sven Harmeling, Climate Change Advocacy Coordinator of CARE International said:…“…Developed countries now leave Paris with an even higher moral obligation to rapidly cut their emissions...”…“Civil society and a broad coalition of countries fought hard to ensure that human rights and gender equality are enshrined in the Paris deal...”…“The next five years are critical for scaling up climate action across the world…”…