Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Budapest Call for Climate Justice

The World Council of Churches has made a final statement that underlines that the methods of wealth creation and the pursuit of unlimited wealth in rich industrialised countries of Europe often impoverish communities and harm creation as a whole.

The document indicates that: "Climate justice and therefore both social and ecological values should be a central goal of policy-making. In industrialized countries economic growth should no longer be seen as an aim in itself."

The statement calls for "the redistribution of wealth and sharing of technology between rich countries and poor countries affected by climate change" as "crucial elements of climate justice". This has to go along with "additional support for climate change mitigation and adaptation."

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