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16 dicembre 2015

JPIC Roma at COP21: Reactions from Scientists to Final Draft

    Myles Allen (University of Oxford): Achieving a balance between sources and sinks of greenhouse gases in the second half of this century will require net carbon dioxide emissions to be reduced, in effect, to zero. It seems governments understand this, even if they couldn’t quite bring themselves to say so. To have a good chance of staying below 2 degrees, we need to aim for 1.5 degrees anyway, and it is sensible to acknowledge that 2 degrees itself is hardly “safe”.

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16 dicembre 2015

JPIC Roma at COP21: Final Draft Key Points

  Key points The agreement is partly legally binding and partly voluntary. • To peak greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible and achieve a balance between sources and sinks of greenhouse gases in the second half of this century • To keep global temperature increase “well below” 2C (3.6F) and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5C • To review progress every five years • $100 billion a year in climate finance for developing countries by 2020, with a commitment to further finance in the future.

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12 dicembre 2015

JPIC Roma at COP21: Reactions to Final Draft of the Paris Climate Agreement

Climate Action Network (CAN): Media Advisory     Civil society responds as final draft of Paris Climate Change Agreement is released   “This agreement represents the end of the fossil fuel era, as the Catholic Church has been advocating. The 1.5C target and the goal of net zero emissions enshrines the moral imperative to leave fossil fuels in the ground. This is a meaningful step forward on the path to protecting the poor and most vulnerable from climate change.

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6 dicembre 2015

JPIC Roma at COP21: Day 3

    December 6, Day of Celebration for the Franciscan Family in Paris at the OFM Convent in Rue Marie Rose. Nearly 200 persons joined in the joyous occasion. The day began with an inspiring and encouraging reflection by Fr. Michael Perry, OFM, General Minister of the OFMs.

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5 dicembre 2015

JPIC Roma at COP21: Day 2

  Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) Meeting    Franciscans at GCCM Meeting   Today, December 5, the GCCM held a meeting to discuss the work of the GCCM throughout 2015 and to plan for 2016. Approximately 40 people attended the gathering representing various agencies, organizations and religious congregations.  The future program of the GCCM will include three dimensions: Mobilization—collaboration with local climate movements, grow the global climate petition with the addition of local

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4 dicembre 2015

JPIC Roma at COP 21: Day 1 ​​​​​​​​

Dear Sisters and Brothers,    This afternoon, Thursday Dec. 4, there were several presentations made during the Franciscan family meeting at Orsay. About 30 Franciscans were present.  1. Patrick Carolan—spoke about the work of Franciscan Action Network, FAN and the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM).  2. Cardinal Humes, OFM—presented his work with Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network (REPAM) and his work in the Amazon. 3. Br.

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