Ecuador present in the Climate Change Conference Doha 2012
29 de Noviembre de 2012 - 16h28
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Ecuador participates in the Climate Change Conference (Conference of the parties COP 18 and the 8th Reunion of the Kyoto Protocol Parties, CMP8), which is being carried out since November 26th until December 7th in Doha, Catar.
The Ecuadorian delegation was acquiesced by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Integration; Ministry of Patrimonial Coordination; and the Ministry of the Environment, Attended the opening ceremony of the event, which was presided over by Mr. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, President of COP18 and CMP8, who highlighted in his speech that “Climate Change is a challenge for humanity”.
On the other hand, the Alba countries, were mentioned on his speech by Mr. Ramiro Rodríguez, representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, who emphasized that “ the point of the Climate Change Convention is to respond in a effective manner to the climate crisis through drastic reduction of greenhouses gas with the purpose of avoiding a catastrophe which can be glimpsed as a reality, if the emission continue their Upward trajectory”.
He finished his intervention highlighting that “we only have one planet, one global patrimony, only one Mother Earth and we have agreed to intensify our collective efforts. Only by a real and responsible commitment from everyone, and with a high ambition level, particularly in mitigation matters, in which the developed nations go with the historical responsibilities, we could offer to the world a solution to the climate crisis.”
According to the General Coordinator of Rights and Guarantees, Daniel Ortega, Ecuador, on its part, Highlighted its priority objectives during the COP 18, among which we can emphasize the insistence of an amendment to the Kyoto Protocol ambition reduction targets; the promotion and positioning of the ENE mechanism in a bilateral level and in the negotiating groups: the positioning of Nature´s rights; the definition of proposals of financing measures and sources to face climate change and the positioning of the Yasuní – ITT Initiative,, among others.
PRESS RELEASE No. 1328
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