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New climate rulebook criticised for lack of ambition

WARSAW (CNS): Catholic participants and observers at the 24th United Nations (UN) Conference of Parties, or COP24, in Katowice, Poland, criticised a “lack of ambition” by government negotiators as the meeting on climate change ended on December 15 with agreement on a rulebook to implement the 2015 Paris climate accord.
 

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Pushing for strong deal at climate summit

KATOWICE (CNS): “The Church is exerting pressure and showing really significant commitment. We must hope countries match this,” said Rebecca Elliott, communications director of Global Catholic Climate Movement, a coalition of more than 650 Catholic organisations, as Catholic representatives worked to keep negotiations on track for a comprehensive deal to address global warming as the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) entered its second and final week in Katowice, Poland.
 

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