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Around this time-last year Molly McCaffrey travelled to Paris with CAFOD and met with other supporters from CIDSE member organisations. At an event in Parliament, she reflected on the impact the trip to Paris has had on her own life. Their efforts, and that of thousands of other volunteers, charities, organisations and negotiators, resulted in the landmark climate agreement between over 200 countries, which entered into for this month. As climate talks continue this week in Marrakech, it is important to remember the lesson that she learnt on her tip – we can make a difference.
CIDSE Highlights No.25, March-April 2016
On April 22 – Earth Day – representatives from more than 175 governments meet in New York for the official signature of the UN Paris Agreement, agreed upon in December 2015. On this occasion, we launch the final episode of our Stories for Climate Justice series, with inspiring voices from people at the frontlines of climate change.
Oswald Gracias urges the EU to make real political commitments after the COP 21 and ahead of several important EU meetings, to secure the future of our planet’s most vulnerable people.
CIDSE Highlights No.24, December 2015 and January 2016
2015 will soon be over. During this year, two major documents that were supposed to shape our common future were adopted – and as this blog post is being written, negotiations in Paris are slowly coming to an end.
Our French member organisation, CCFD-Terre Solidaire, shows the extent and variety of activities held by civil society and various social movements from around the world in the framework of the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21).
The current negotiation text will soon be adopted as the new and only universal deal on climate change. Mass mobilisation and pressure came from the people as they took to the streets, and it is due to this pressure on politicians that we now see a reference to 1.5 C degree temperature rise target, a mention of the concept of climate justice and a signal to the fossil fuel industry that its time has come to an end.
Yesterday evening a new text of the Paris agreement was released, and CIDSE, alliance of 17 Catholic development agencies, hopes that some key issues will still be addressed before the closing of the negotiations planned for tomorrow.