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Central America pleads special case on climate talks in wake of disasters

Monday, November 8, 2010

Having suffered the devastation of extreme weather phenomena in recent years, the countries of Central America will head to the next global climate summit with an emphasis on their vulnerability and demand access to better conditions for dealing with climate disasters.
They will make their case at the 16th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change late this month in Cancún.
"What we are most concerned about is the issue of vulnerability and adaptation, taking into account that the region contributes little to the greenhouse effect but we are very vulnerable to climate change," said Carlos Mancilla, coordinator of the climate change unit at Guatemala's Environment Ministry.
Original source: Inter Press Service