Bolivia calls Copenhagen accord unacceptable

PRESS RELEASE

Bolivia calls Copenhagen climate accord “unacceptable”

Copenhagen, 14 December 2009 – As President Obama announced that major

states had reached a deal in Copenhagen, Bolivia’s ambassador to the UN,

Pablo Solon angrily denounced the released text of the agreement:

“This is completely unacceptable. How can it be that 25 to 30 nations

cook up an agreement that excludes the majority of more than 190

nations. We have been negotiating for months on one of the gravest

crises of our age, and yet our voice counts for nothing? If this is how

world agreements will now be agreed, then it makes a nonsense of the UN

and multilateralism.”

Pablo Solon also condemned the substance of the agreement:

“The agreement talks of setting targets that limit warming to 2 degrees.

The leaders of the rich countries should come to Bolivia to see what

global warming is already doing to our country. We have droughts,

disappearing glaciers and water shortages. Imagine this scaled up three

times. We cannot accept an agreement that condemns half of humanity”

For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Nick Buxton – Email nicholasbuxton@gmail.com or ring +45 26619010


press release- Bolivia says unacceptable.pdf

~ by Cory Morningstar on December 18, 2009.

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