Ander Caballero: “New York has shown that the direct management of countries and regions is essential in preventing and adapting to climate change and for sustainable development of the Planet”
- The Basque Government delegate in the United States and Canada is satisfied with the activity developed at the environmental meetings coming to an end today
- Sustainability objectives:“we must be able to count on all resources, national and international, public and private, and contribute in the corresponding proportion”
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Ander Caballero, Basque Government delegate for the United States and Canada, considers that the New York Climate Week and the Sustainable Development Summit ending today “highlight the importance of directly managing countries and regions in preventing and adapting to climate change and in working to obtain sustainable development all over the Planet”.
Caballero participated in different technical meetings with the organisations nrg4sd and The Climate Group, in addition to working with the countries grouped in Under2 Memorandum of Understanding, an agreement aiming to prevent the temperature of the planet from rising by more than two degrees this century. Along with the director of The Climate Group, Marc Kenber, the Vice President of the Rhône Alpes, Bernard Soulage, Patricia Iglesias, Sao Paulo Secretary of State for the Environment, Mireia Cañellas from the Generalitat de Catalunya, Carl Sargeant, Welsh Minister of Policies for Climate Change and Natural Resources and Edmund G. Brown Jr, Governor of California, among others, the Basque Government delegate participated in debates
“In the different activities developed at the Climate Week NYC and at the New York Sustainability Summit, discussion was held on ‘actions and commitments in the short and medium term as imminent means of achieving the necessary long-term objectives established, involvement of the private sector and regional leadership’, both with a view to the COP 21 to take place in December in Paris and which will establish a new protocol to replace and update Kyoto, and to state, country and regional planning for sustainability” detailed the Basque Government delegate.
“As we already did in Lyon, more countries, regions and states joined the movement to promote the objective of preventing the temperature of the Planet from rising by more than two degrees, something on which the Basque Government has now been working for some time, but which is where we must all be”. “As regards the Sustainability objectives, today we must be able to count on all resources, national and international, public and private, and contribute in the corresponding proportion taking account of the level of development and capacities in each case. The control of each country is of key importance in achieving the objectives of the Agenda” said Ander Caballero.