President Dilma makes appeal for agreement at COP 17
07/12/2011 10:15 - Portal Brasil
The President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, made an appeal this Tuesday in Brasilia, in order to avoid the Climate Conference in Durban, South Africa, to end without agreement. During a speech at the Award Young Scientist, in the Brazilian capital, President Dilma reinforced the position defended by the Brazilian Government in Durban and recalled the commitment made by the country in Copenhagen on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
"We would like very much that the 17th Climate Conference to approve the second round of the Kyoto Protocol. We consider it an essential commitment for countries”, said the President during the ceremony. "We hope that, in fact, Durban has an appropriate decision on the climate issue," she said.
Citing the challenges in the environmental area, such as the reduction of deforestation of Amazonia, the preservation of springs and rivers, and the use of renewable energy, Dilma Rousseff stated that the theme Sustainable Cities, chosen for the 25th edition of the Young Scientist Award, is strategic for a country committed to the environment, such as Brazil.