Friends of the Earth International

REACTION TO THE ADOPTION OF THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT

Paris, France, December 12, 2015 – Responding to the adopting of the Paris deal, Lucy Cadena, Climate Justice and Energy Coordinator for Friends of the Earth International, said:

"If the outcome of the Paris climate Summit was meant to keep the window open for a 1.5 degree temperature limit – crucial if we are to protect the most vulnerable people from the worst impacts, and to avoid runaway climate change – then Paris has failed."
"But we must remember that the window is not quite closed. The energy transformation has long been underway and the huge mobilisations on the streets of Paris today show us who is truly leading us towards climate justice."

Cadena continued:

"Friends of the Earth International commends the work of communities and people everywhere resisting dirty energy and implementing real solutions to the climate crisis. Now, the climate justice movement has come of age. December 12th2015 marks a turning point for the balance of power. We move into 2016 strengthened, united and more determined than ever to hold our national governments to account."

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Live reactions to the adoption of the deal are available here.

More information at : http://www.foei.org/what-we-do/paris

CONTACTS IN PARIS
Lucy Cadena, climate justice and energy coordinator, Friends of the Earth International, +44 7580 270129 or +33 6 07103962 (until 13 Dec) or lucy.cadena@foe.co.uk

Dipti Bhatnagar, climate justice and energy coordinator, Friends of the Earth International, +33 6 07 10 17 28 (until 14 Dec) or dipti@foei.org

Asad Rehman, Friends of the Earth International spokesperson at the Summit in Paris, + 33 753 92 59 04 (until 13 Dec), or asad.rehman@foe.co.uk

Friends of the Earth International media line: Tel: +31 (0) 6 51 005 630 or +33 (0) 6 07 104 509 (until 12 Dec) or email media@foei.org