Friday, December 3, 2010

Making a Positive Impact on Climate Change in Mexico

People's Daily reports that the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-16) recently opened in Cancun, Mexico. The talks, from Nov. 29 to Dec. 10, are held to continue to search solutions to the climate problem. About 25,000 participants from governments, businesses, non- governmental organizations and research institutions from 194 countries are gathered in Cancun. Mexican President Felip Caldereon said at the opening ceremony that the Cancun conference shows the responsibility of the human beings to fight against global warming.

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts delegation, which includes 15 youth delegates from 12 different countries, will ensure the youth voice influences decision-makers on climate change issues affecting girls and young women. Read the delegates profiles.

From the United States, Emily Rodriguez is passionate about the environment and in educating others on how to make a positive impact on climate change. She attended COP15 as a delegate for The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 2009 and is currently attending COP 16 in Mexico. Rodriguez has developed a project guide for the Girl Scouts Forever Green program by researching projects that girls and young women can do to make a positive environmental impact on their communities. Emily is blogging about her experience at COP 16 - check it out.

Below is a video of the delegates being interviewed. Enjoy: