For Immediate Release
Brian Feagans, CARE, email@example.com, +1.404.979.9453, +1.404.457.4644
Statement from CARE's Dr. Gayle on Outcome at Copenhagen
WASHINGTON - CARE President and CEO Dr. Helene D. Gayle released the
following statement after the conclusion of the U.N. Convention on
Climate Change in Copenhagen.
''For poor people struggling to
adapt to climate change and fighting to preserve forests, the promise
of Copenhagen was as a conference of commitments. And indeed there were
some historic -- though far from sufficient --first steps. Heading into
2010, the urgent challenge for world leaders and bodies such as the
U.S. Senate is to finish the deal, push beyond 'should' and 'would' and
give the world what it desperately needs: political 'will'. Until then,
people whose very lives depend on fast action are no better off and
Copenhagen remains a promise half-fulfilled.''
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