Saturday, June 3, 2017

We’re still in the Paris Accord, says Episcopal Presiding Bishop Curry after Trump withdraws

From The Church Times-

“WE’RE still in,” was the message of the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States this week, after the President, Donald Trump, announced the country’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The President’s announcement, which fulfills a campaign pledge, drew condemnation from charities, business leaders, and politicians. The Paris Agreement, signed in 2015 by 196 nations (News, 11 December 2015), includes a commitment to decreasing carbon emissions and limiting global warming to 2°C , and to providing $100 billion in aid to developing countries to cope with climate impact.

Faith bodies were heavily involved in campaigning for the deal.

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