Monday, December 21, 2009

Catholic Relief Agencies Condemn Cophenhagen Climate

Caritas Internationalis-- the international consortium of Catholic relief agencies-- and CIDSE (an alliance of Catholic development agencies) are denouncing the Cophenhagen climate as “a weak and morally reprehensible deal which will spell disaster for millions of the world’s poorest people.”

“It is inconceivable that with more than 100 world leaders gathered together in one room to make a pact to solve a global problem, they have failed to commit themselves to adequate and binding obligations” said CIDSE Secretary General Bernd Nilles.

“They can call it an historical accord, a declaration, whatever they like. The reality is that leaders have failed to deliver a concrete and effective solution; they have passed up this historical opportunity to set a clear and collective pathway to a sustainable future.”

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