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Caritas welcomes Cancun climate deal

December 14, 2010

Caritas Internationalis, the consortium of Catholic relief and development agencies, welcomed the results of the recent Cancun summit on climate change. Negotiators there agreed to a “Green Climate Fund” under which wealthier nations would offer $100 billion in annual aid to impoverished nations to help them deal with the effects of climate change.

While “Cancun delivered a lot less than Caritas had been arguing for,” the Cancun deal was a step towards “a legal binding agreement in future negotiations in South Africa next year,” according to a Caritas press release.


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