Venezuela Asks that Humanity, Not Business, Be the Focus of Climate Change Summits

The Abu Dhabi Ascent: Conference In Support Of the UN Climate Summit 2014 was held in the capital of the United Arab Emirates as a precursor to the next Climate Summit to be held at the United Nations in New York in September 2014.

The Vice Minister for North of America of the Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Claudia Salerno, spoke in this conference and requested that the concept of humanity be given priority over business interests in matters related to climate change.

Vice Minister Salerno stressed how worrisome it was that the word “humanism” had not been said in the conference, especially since terms such as costs, benefits and business opportunities were over-emphasized.

The Venezuelan representative said that in speaking of climate change, humanity must be the center of attention and that is what governments must focus their public policies on.

“In speaking of benefits for businesses, we should first understand the human cost of the many lives that have been and will be affected.”

The aforementioned conference was inaugurated by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and features the participation of Ministers and high level representatives of over one hundred countries.

Source | Press – Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in USA

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