President Uribe gave a speech Tuesday ahead of his participation in the Copenhagen Climate Summit, in which he highlighted the primary arguments he intended to present in Denmark.
The Colombian president gave a speech on Tuesday night ahead of flying to Denmark to attend the Climate Summit where over one hundred heads of state will be gathered to address climate change, reported newspaper El Tiempo.
In his speech, Uribe highlighted Colombia’s effort with regard to the environment and he stated that “developed countries have to make a greater effort to reduce emissions. And we are ready to support that issue.”
Uribe stressed that drug trafficking was the “great enemy of the jungle,” and he detailed how programs such as Familias Guardabosques were helping to combat this problem.
It is expected that much of Uribe’s arguments in Denmark will be based on the negative environmental effect of the drug trade as well as how climate change is affecting Colombia (with regard to floods, severe winters and the current drought).
The Colombian president will participate in the summit agenda which is due to being on Wednesday and culminate on Friday.
One of Uribe’s aims will be to consolidate the delivery of resources to developing countries in order that they are able to begin successfully confronting climate change. Latin American nations have devised a joint agenda which seeks to achieve a compromise from their developed counterparts with regard to funding the protection of the Amazon.