More Active Role of Developing Countries in Facing Climate Change, Cuba urged
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- Politics and Government
- 11 / 28 / 2009
Speaking during an informal meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, the Cuban permanent representative before this organization, Pedro Nuñez Mosquera, insisted on the importance of modifying today’s patterns of production and consumerism, and stressed the need to create a truly sustainable economic model.
“Human survival requires a revolution in the energy field,” said the Cuban diplomat. Prensa Latina news agency reports that Nuñez Mosquera pointed out that it is necessary to taylor a more rigorous plan for the developed countries regarding a reduction in the emission of polluting substances. He also noted that developing nations need a series of effective actions regarding financing and technology transfer.
The Cuban representative added that industrialized countries have to comply with their commitments relating to the Convention on climate change and he rejected maneuvers to ignore their duties regarding the reduction of greenhouse gases.
Nuñez Mosquera said that, only two weeks ahead of the summit on climate change that will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, the developed nations don’t show political will to reduce their emissions to a level according to their current and historic responsibilities.