European bishops' group backs call for climate-change action
June 18, 2009
The Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) threw its support fully behind scientific arguments claiming human influence on climate change, after a June 17 conference in Copenhagen that involves representatives of Church groups and European Union political leaders. "Both Both EU and Church representatives agreed on the urgency of the situation that climate change has become a question of survival, especially for the poor and vulnerable who will be the first to suffer," COMECE announced. The conference called for major lifestyle changes to curtail climate change.