"We were hoping for courage and creativity from leaders to tackle climate change, yet the draft agreement lacks ambition and does not offer an adequate solution to this global emergency," says Caritas.
The Amazon in particular will suffer from further global warming that will endanger the forests.
Caritas is appealing for funds help build farmers’ and communties’ resilience to drought in response to food shortages in Ethiopia.
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.
Without the leadership of Europe and other industrialised countries, strategies to mitigate climate change will not be successful.
Find here some Caritas resources on climate including films, reports, stories and prayers.
World leaders will meet in Paris from 30th November – 11th December 2015 to agree a new climate change deal. Caritas will be there and calls for a legally binding climate agreement.