Economy August 9, 2016 | 10:31 am

Global climate change negotiations require tough talkers

Santo Domingo.- International negotiations on climatechange are an increasingly demanding and dynamic processes, especially fornegotiators from developing countries, whose limitations to effectiveparticipation include a small delegation and having to negotiate in a foreign language.

National Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism Council(CNCCMDL) executive vice president Omar Ramirez made the statement to open thefirst Climate Diplomacy Introduction Course at the Foreign Ministry, Monday toWednesday.

He said international negotiations on climate change are complexprocesses given the 195 entities and actors involved; the diversity of each of theirinterests; the impact of decisions at the national level, the level oftechnical knowledge required by the breadth of the issues involved and eachcountry’s vision of responsibility.

Also present in the launch were Foreign minister AndrésNavarro, Environment minister Bautista Rojas, UN Development Program resident representativeLorenzo Jimenez de Luis, Chilean ambassador Fernando Barrera, and PopularFoundation vice president Jose Marmol.

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