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CAFOD: Climate change is an issue of justice

CAFOD's climate change campaign launched on March 12th. The campaign focuses on climate justice, calling for a fair deal at the UN talks in Copenhagen this December, which puts poor people at its heart, tackling the causes of climate change, as well as supporting those already experiencing its effects.

There are events across England and Wales to mark the campaign launch and you can find more information here on CAFOD's website.

Some of the speakers have now been confirmed and Ed Miliband MP, Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, has confirmed for the National Launch in London, alongside Rt Rev John Rawsthorne Bishop of Hallam, CAFOD Director Chris Bain, and CAFOD’s partners from DPA in Cambodia.

There are three main demands from CAFOD's new campaign:

  1. Helps people to flourish in developing countries by supporting their right to sustainable development. The poorest have done least to cause climate change, they shouldn’t be the ones who pay the price.
  2. Provides necessary support for developing countries – who are hit first and hardest by climate change – to adapt to the impacts of extreme weather. This includes additional aid for adaptation, as well as access to clean, green technology.
  3. Tackles the root causes of the problem by cutting emissions of the greenhouse gases that cause climate change. Industrialised countries must commit to 30-40 per cent cuts, based on 1990 levels, by 2020.

You can read more about their climate justice campaign here:

Picture by: Marcella Haddad/CAFOD
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