Bolivia criticizes Ban Ki-moon to promote the ‘agreement’ of the Copenhagen summit

Bolivia criticizes Ban Ki-moon to promote the agreement of the Copenhagen summit

United Nations, Jan 19 (EFE) .- Bolivia Monday criticized the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, to promote political agreement reached at the last summit on climate change in Copenhagen as the basis for a future global agreement.

The Bolivian ambassador to the world body, Pablo Solon, said the so-called "political agreement" negotiated in the Danish capital was never adopted and can not be considered an official document."The secretary general has to look after the interests of the 192 UN countries," he told a news conference the Bolivian diplomat, who said he personally conveyed to Ban discontent Government of La Paz.

He added that "bad" that the Secretary General considers that this political agreement is the starting point for negotiations over an international treaty this year with a view to adopting it at the conference to be held at the end of the year in Mexico.

"It is possible that no UN authority promotes the Copenhagen agreement, that would set an unfortunate precedent," said Solon.

He noted that national delegations attending the summit in Copenhagen is merely "taking note" of the agreement when it was presented late at the conference plenary, having been negotiated between the developed and emerging economies.

"No group can claim that this document is the basis for negotiation, because that’s not what was agreed," he added.

The outcome of the meeting last December in the Danish capital will be one of the points discussed in the "First World Conference on Climate Change and Peoples Rights of the Mother Earth" which will be held from 20 to 22 April next in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba, the ambassador said.

We will also discuss the proposal of the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, of creating a "climate justice tribunal" and hold an international referendum on measures to protect the environment.

The meeting also discussed the situation of migrants and refugees because of the problems in the environment, among other topics.

The ambassador also found insufficient to 10,000 million dollars a year in aid that rich countries have offered to the less developed to help them adapt to the impacts of climate change.

"You can not cure cancer with an aspirin," said Solon, who attributed the problem of climate change economic models of "overconsumption and waste.


~ by Cory Morningstar on January 22, 2010.

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