World Council of Churches

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Moving beyond Kyoto

10 November 2004

A discussion paper from a consultation on "Climate and water: common gifts, related threats" co-sponsored by the WCC and ecumenical relief and development agencies, 3-8 October 2004 in Zeist, The Netherlands.

"'Moving beyond Kyoto' summarizes our analysis of the current challenges within an ethical and theological framework and articulates a set of positions for implementing the Kyoto Protocol, negotiating next steps beyond Kyoto, affirming the urgency of adaptation measures, and envisioning the witness and role of the churches."

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Contents
Introduction
The atmosphere: a common gift
Statements
- Implementing the Kyoto Protocol
- Beyond 2012, the end of the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol
- Adaptation to the impact of climate change
- New horizons for the witness and role of the churches
Conclusion
Appendix: Contraction and convergence -a short introduction of the model and its moral base

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