« Sierra Club India: Tata Mundra Coal Review Test of Dr. Kim's Commitment to Protecting Health, Environment | Main | COP18: First Day Shows Delegate the Meaning of Empowerment »

November 28, 2012

COP18: Sierra Student Coalition Delegate Speaks at Opening Plenary

A letter from Joseph Manning, Sierra Student Coalition Executive Committee Chair:

Hello all,This afternoon Adriana Gonzales, Sierra Student Coalition Delegate to COP18, gave the NGO intersession to the opening plenary of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) on behalf of the Climate Action Network International. In her remarks, Adriana stressed the importance of developing smart agricultural policy that will "include considerations and safeguards that protect and promote food security, biodiversity, equitable access to resources, the right to food, animal welfare, and the rights of indigenous peoples and local populations, while promoting poverty reduction and climate adaptation." She also reminded the Body that, despite many promises, harmful fossil fuel subsidies still exist. She called on SBSTA to facilitate the end of dirty subsidies saying "countries continue to spend hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidizing fossil fuels each year. SBSTA should ensure its reporting guidelines for biennial reports include guidance to report on the existence of and efforts to remove these subsidies, to facilitate the removal of these harmful subsidies." Please remember to tell your friends to follow us on twitter (@Intl_SSC) and Facebook to find out more about what is happening at COP18. Thanks, Joseph

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451b96069e2017ee5b66795970d

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference COP18: Sierra Student Coalition Delegate Speaks at Opening Plenary:


User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Up to Top

Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Rss Feed



Sierra Club Main | Contact Us | Terms and Conditions of Use | Privacy Policy/Your California Privacy Rights | Website Help

Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. © 2013 Sierra Club.
The Sierra Club Seal is a registered copyright, service mark, and trademark of the Sierra Club.