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30-11-2015 Cop20 news

President Humala opens Peru Pavilion in Paris COP21

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Paris, November 30. "Today, Peru passed on the presidency of the COP to France, but it remains firmly committed to the fight against climate change, which is a global problem that affects all humanity,"  said Ollanta Humala, president of Peru, when he inaugurated the Peru Pavilion at the  Paris COP21 , next to Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, and the  Foreign Affairs Minister, Ana Maria Sanchez.

This space of 150 square meters, which Peru offers to the international community during the COP21 will help to show the progress our country has made on adaptation to and mitigation of climate change. More than 30 events organized by various public and private institutions, the academia, indigenous organizations and civil society will be held in the Pavilion.

The Environment Minister invited the COP21 audience to participate in the Peru Pavilion activities. These include subjects such as forests, resilience, national contributions, mountains, green growth, among others. "The Peru Pavilion is an effort by the Peruvian government to show the world what we have been working out in Peru. We invite everyone to visit us and join the commitment of Peru in the fight against climate change," the minister said.

FROM COP20 TO THE WORLD

The results and methodology for measuring the of COP20 carbon footprint were presented as the first event of the Peru Pavilion The COP20 was organized in Lima by Peru in 2014.

As recalled, the COP20 was the first conference of the Parties in which a measurement and neutralization of carbon footprint was conducted. This document is a contribution from Peru to the world and is a milestone in the history of COP, organizers said.

Other participants in the event were Eduardo Durand,  Climate Change Director – Ministry of Environment; Luis Robles, Head of Climate Change Unit of AENOR; Claudio Schneider REDD + Group and LULUCF and Francisco Avendaño, A2Gpartner.

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