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|Greenpeace Hails President Calderón's Leadership in Cancún Agreements|
Suzanne Stephens Waller - Presidencia de la República
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December 17, 2010
Mexico City - Mexican President Felipe Calderón met with members of Greenpeace International, led by their Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo.
During the conversation, the Director of Greenpeace congratulated President Calderón on the organization of the 16th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP16) and the 16th Conference of the Parties acting as a Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP6).
He also hailed the President’s Leadership in achieving major agreement at this Conference.
The Mexican President thanked the Director of Greenpeace for this recognition, adding that the Cancún agreements pave the way for a new era of international cooperation that will set the world on the right track for coping with global warming.
He repeated his commitment and that of his government to support every effort to ensure that COP17, to be held in Durban, South Africa, reaches a fair, ambitious binding agreement to save the climate.
The Director of Greenpeace hailed the importance of President Calderón’s announcement to seek zero deforestation by 2020 as well as the efforts made to date by Mexico in this area.
He also asked the President to use his world leadership to encourage other countries to begin environmental policies such as Mexico’s.
Lastly, President Calderón pointed to the need to keep the issue of climate change on the international agenda and in the media.
President Calderón was accompanied by Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada and Coordinator of the President’s Advisors, Antonio Vivanco Casamadrid.