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Cancun Mexico November 29th - December 10th 
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Day 2

General overview

Mexico's Undersecretary for Budgetary and Administrative Affairs, Julio Camarena Villaseñor, offered a briefing to discuss the logistics regarding COP16/CMP6 in which security has been a priority for the country.

In another wing of the Sunrise building, the Subsidiary Body of Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) opened its working sessions and assured that all participants are committed to join efforts and to achieve all the objectives set and help combat the effects of climate change worldwide.

In the Climate Change Village, Rajendra K. Pachauri, director of the TERI Institute and Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said in a press conference that a joint centre, which tentatively opens next year in Mexico, must develop new technologies and policies to mitigate and adapt to the effects of global warming, and include the perspectives of the cultures and local traditions.

In the convention center Cancunmesse, culinary and cultural sectors in Mexico showed up with a presentation of the Commercial Director of the National Fund for the Promotion of Handicrafts (FONART), Margarita Rodríguez Malpica, and Chef Margarita Carrillo de Salinas, winner of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity Award. Later, the Musical Vocal Group of the Ministry of the Navy of Mexico gave a concert which started with the rhythm of Mexico lindo y querido; they sang, played and danced to some of the most popular Mexican songs to entertain the COP16.

The International Union of Architects marched for sustainability in the Climate Change Village. President Louise Cox, and Mauricio Rivero, vice president in Mexico, led the march.

During the concert of the day, the attendees to the Climate Change Village enjoyed interpretations by Madre Tierra, Banda Fresa, Germán Montero and Auténtica de Jerez.



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Mexican Pavillion
Climate Change Village
Media Galleries
Emissions Calculator

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