12 December 2015 – Christian Aid has hailed the final Paris climate agreement as a new era which has the potential to transform the global economy to address climate change.
Mohamed Adow, Christian Aid’s Senior Climate Advisor said: ‘For the first time in history the whole world has made a public commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deal with the impacts of climate change. Although different countries will move at different speeds, the transition to a low carbon world is now inevitable. Governments, investors and businesses must ride this wave or be swept away by it.
‘Negotiations were long and hard fought but the result is an agreement which will usher in a new dawn of climate aware politics. The era of politicians burying their heads in the sand is over.’