COP 16 – Mexico 2010
COP 16 News (Day 1) – During the opening ceremony of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change celebrated in Cancun, Mexico, Mexican President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa welcomed the 194 delegates, as well as ministers of environment as and foreign affairs from Mexico and worldwide.
The President said that humanity has made mistakes not taking care of the planet, and that it is humanity who must solve the problem so that the next generations do not suffer the consequences of the changes that the world is suffering.
The Mexican President added that the humanity has felt the results of climate change such as hurricanes, floods and drought during the last years and the less fortunate have been the most affected. About this, he said, “the breach between climate change and poverty can be closed with sustainable development.”
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