Dominicans will soon see tangible results of a number of measures the country has adopted at a recent climate change conference in Mexico recently.
About a week ago, Environment Minister Kenneth Daroux attended the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Cancun Mexico.
There, he and other participating countries reached agreements in the fight against climate change.
“We participated at the highest level. Out of these meetings a number of agreements were reached and hopefully in the coming months we should see this being transferred into tangible and visible adaptation and mitigation projects, from which the most vulnerable developing countries like ours is expected to benefit tremendously,” he stated.
An estimated 15,000 people, including officials and environmental leaders from 194 countries, were expected to attend the 12-day conference and associated meetings with the aim of reviving international efforts to slow global warming.
The convention encouraged countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, among other other environmentally friendly practices. It was adopted in 1992 and has been signed now by 194 parties, including the United States.