ActionAid reaction to the near final draft of the COP21 Paris agreement

Reacting to the near final draft of the COP21 climate agreement in Paris, Adriano Campolina, ActionAid Chief Executive, said:

“In the closing hours of the Paris talks we have been presented with a draft deal that denies the world justice.

“By including a clause for no future claim of compensation and liability, the US has ensured people suffering from the disastrous impacts of climate change will never be able to seek the justice owed to them.

“This unfair and unjust draft deal won’t face up to the realities of climate change and will only serve to widen the chasm between rich and poor.  Rich countries have a responsibility to ensure a fair global deal for everyone, not just themselves, and as we move into these final hours of negotiations poorer countries must not settle for anything less.”

Editors' notes

For more information, interviews and briefings, please contact Grace Cahill in Paris +44 7734 131 626 or grace.cahill@actionaid.org or Cora Bauer in Paris on +44 778 789 7467 or cora.bauer@actionaid.org