Good news on climate justice from Cancun
24 November 2010
The Cancun summit has not delivered climate justice for poor countries, but it has produced a way forward for a future deal to safeguard the lives of the poor and future generations.
Bishop Gustavo Rodríguez Vega addresses the Cancun climate change meeting
The pressure will continue on governments to produce a legally binding deal in Durban South Africa next December.
Climate justice will mean deep and urgent cuts in greenhouse gas emissions led by developing countries and secure public finance for poor countries to adapt to climate change and develop sustainably all under a legally binding agreement.
Government agreed in Cancun to curb climate change and provide funding for poor countries.
Read about the progress made in Cancun and follow reaction from Caritas members on the blog.
Bishop Gustavo Rodriguez Vega, President of Caritas Mexico speaking on behalf of the faith based organizations called for climate justice and for courageous, equitable and binding agreements at Cancun. It seems that his call was not in vain.
Read about how Caritas took the voice of the poor to Cancun
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