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COP21: Draft climate text published

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Commenting on the latest version of the text of the draft Paris agreement on tackling climate change, published today, Friends of the Earth CEO Craig Bennett said:

“The final climate deal must include a commitment to keeping global temperature rises below 1.5 degrees.

“Nations that have grown wealthy from burning climate-changing fossil fuels, have to do most to cut emissions if this is to be achieved.

“Unfortunately the draft text lacks the commitments to keep temperature rises to that level – or even to two or three degrees of warming.

“The devastating floods hitting communities across the UK should be a wake-up call to David Cameron. His government must back a 1.5 degree target – and end its fixation with dirty fossil fuels.

“The good news is that millions of people worldwide are way ahead of politicians – they will keep on making their voices heard for a cleaner, safer future.”

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