President of Peru at the Climate Summit

Ollanta cop21The president of Peru, Ollanta Humala, said today during the climate summit in Paris (cop21), that his country, organizer of the previous meeting, “is very proud to have put the foundations on what would be  be crucial for the Paris agreement”. Furthermore, he stressed that Peru is “aware of the confidence that mankind placed in Peru to achieve processes that would drive humanity toward sustainable growth”.

President Humala opened one of the plenary sessions, and said that the past summit COP20 left a mark in his country, an “unprecedented” awareness among the population to protect the environment as well as the commitment to change “regulatory developments” in order to reduce 30% emissions of greenhouse gases by 2030.

In this regard, he said that Peru has recently created in the Amazon National Park Sierra del Divisor, with more than 1.3 million hectares, “the greatest concentration of biodiversity in Peru and one of the largest in the world.”

Humala gave a message to the other leaders present in Paris: “We can not afford to fail in this conference, instruct your negotiators to act responsibly and effectively.”

He stressed that the Paris agreement must be “operational” and contain “firm commitments” to “make more transparent and predictable” objectives.

Finally, Humala paid tribute to the victims of the attacks in Paris last 13th and noted that France “has given an example of determination and commitment to world peace.” “Peru, as the whole world, supports France and its values,” he said.

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