Climate activists chide new deal as lacking in “ambition, equity and justice”


Rome, Friday, January 13, 2012
The News Service of the Comboni Missionaries – North American Province

Comboni Press Network (CPN) newsletter provides access to information on global issues from Church and Mission-related sources. Our focus is on Justice and Peace issues, and on how the U.S. policies affect the Third World countries.

After the recent U.N. Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban, South Africa, one Friends of the Earth policy analyst described the resulting agreement as “another milestone in a very long history of the wealthy world backtracking on their existing promises and reneging on existing obligations.” Outcomes? The 5-10 year delay of the negotiation and ratification of the new treaty not only lowers ambition, but attempts to shift the burden to developing countries. In fact, this critical delay on climate change may cause large parts of Africa to become uninhabitable.

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Enclosed is the January 2012 digital version of Comboni JPIC Newsletter (CJN). It is attached in four languages (EN English, IT Italian, ES Spanish and FR French) for your convenience.
Cindy Browne, Editor, CJN Newsletter
Fr. Jean Paul Pezzi, JPIC Office-NAP