Venezuela urges the UN to take responsibility for environmental
Venezuelan Vice Minister for North America, Claudia Salerno said that governments should employ a different model of capitalism. (Photo Archive)

Venezuelan Vice Minister for North America, Claudia Salerno, defended from the headquarters of the Permanent Mission of Venezuela to the United Nations (UN), the position of that country to seek strategies to ensure the proper sustainable development and protection environmental and social that afflicts the world today.
This Friday, Salerno, visiting New York, said governments should employ a different model of capitalism, to overcome the current head of the hazardous emissions of greenhouse gases and scourges such as poverty and exclusion economic system .
The Presidential Special Envoy also for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, ruled that Southern countries included in the Group of 77 + China, bringing together 133 of the 193 UN member states, can play an important role in global fora, from their common positions on progress in harmony with nature.
“Governments alone it can not save the planet, the contribution of social movements is needed, organized people who are directly suffering the impact of climate change,” he said.
Next September will hold a Climate Summit sponsored by the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, where topics intended to lay the groundwork for the government in 2015 to reach a legally binding and ambitious climate agreement will be addressed, able to deal with the problem and whose application is for everyone equally.Salerno said that the South to the industrialized North demanding commitment and political will, on the basis of their responsibility to environmental pollution.
Similarly, was hopeful about the chances of achieving an “ambitious and legally binding agreement” in 2015 to reduce emissions, but said that the participation of organizations and social movements in discussions is essential for this.