Church observers unhappy withCopenhagenAccord

"A weak and morally reprehensible deal"
Faith groups have expressed disappointment and anger over the outcome of the United Nations talks in Copenhagen on climate change, pledging to continue to press for environmental justice.

“With a lack of transparency, the agreement reached this past week by some countries was negotiated without consensus but rather in secret among the powerful nations of the world,” the World Council of Churches’ program executive on climate change, Guillermo Kerber, said December 21.

The so-called Copenhagen Accord was negotiated between five countries, the U.S., China, India, South Africa and Brazil. “It maintains that the scientific thinking for keeping temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius is important, but failed to make commitments to reduce emissions to keep the temperature rise in check,” said Kerber.

 

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