December 15, 2015

Faith Advocates Weigh Paris Agreement on Climate Change

On Saturday, representatives from more than 190 nations signed "The Paris Agreement" that emerged from COP21 United Nation climate talks. The deal includes several significant aspects not previously adopted by the international community.

I reported on the final agreement in an article for Baptist News Global, which also ran four photos I took. The piece, Faith Advocates Weigh Paris Agreement on Climate Change, includes comments by Samuel Chiu (East Asia project coordinator for A Rocha International and multicultural program director for A Rocha Canada), Richard Cizik (president of the New Evangelical Partnership), and Liya Rechtman (manager of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life).

I am glad COP21 ended with a climate deal, and it was exciting to watch as the deal progressed.  It includes many elements faith leaders pressed for (but not some others). It's not perfect, but it's the most significant international deal on climate change.


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