Peru Minister: ‘We are not going to repeat Kyoto’

Peru's MInister of Environment, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, talks during a bilateral meeting at the Forests Asia Summit 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo credit: Center for International Forestry Research

Peru's MInister of Environment, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, talks during a bilateral meeting at the Forests Asia Summit 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo credit: Center for International Forestry Research

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Forests should be at the center of the next global climate framework, Peru’s top environmental official said Tuesday.

Speaking at the Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta, Peru Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal highlighted the complementary position of Latin American and Southeast Asian countries in the lead-up to the next climate agreement — and urged the region’s leaders to put their weight behind an agreement that is more inclusive of a broader range of stakeholders and perspectives.

“It should be clear that we are not going to repeat Kyoto,” he said. “This agreement will be reached from the bottom up.”

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Editor’s Note: Check in at forestsasia.org to see news updates from the Forests Asia Summit. Videos of all presentations and speeches at the Summit will be posted here.

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