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Meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

Legislators from all over the world meet at the COP16/CMP6

“An effective response to climate change needs society as a whole, not only governments, but also public and private organizations, including the business sector and civil societies,” stated Ambassador Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Secretary, during her intervention at the meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, carried out in Cancun at COP16/CMP6.

Theo Ben Gurirab, President of the Union, declared that there are two clear goals for the body he leads: First, knowing how adaptation to climate change will be achieved, and second, consolidating democracy and transparency for the management of public issues. He highlighted that this meeting is “an important part of the process of international negotiations.”

Twenty-four Mexican legislators, representing both chambers, have been present at various events of the COP16/CMP6 from the beginning of last week. They have “participated with commitment to contribute with solutions and unite efforts,” said Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, Ambassador and President of COP16.

Jorge Carlos Ramírez Marín, President of the Mexican Congress’ Directive Board, said that there are countries with severe poverty, inequality, education, and health problems in Latin America and the Caribbean. “Climate change is a catalyst of these problems,” he added.

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