From April 9 through April 12, world government delegates gathered in Bonn, Germany, the headquarters of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, to plan a course towards an agreement that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help developing nations adapt to climate change.
Supreme Master Television reports on location.
German Correspondent (F): A new round of United Nations climate change talks began on April 9 here in Bonn, Germany, where delegates from over 170 nations have gathered to reinvigorate the discussions begun in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2009.
The Copenhagen Accord, which has been signed so far by 75 countries, set a limit on temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius along with a goal for developing nations to receive US$30 billion by 2012 from their industrialized counterparts to cope with the impacts of climate change.
Leaders in attendance at the Bonn meeting have expressed their determination to reach a more defined agreement before the next key conference to be held in Cancun, Mexico beginning on November 29, 2010.
VOICE: Meanwhile, many organizations and individuals came to Bonn as well, voicing the need for bolder leadership to stop global warming. According to researchers, the single largest cause of climate change is livestock production, prompting the call for eliminating meat consumption as the most effective way to address the issue.
Sven Harmeling – Senior Advisor for Climate and Development, Germanwatch (M): It’s really a time to step up the ambition and step up the efforts, and this has to start now, here at this Bonn negotiating session.
German Correspondent (F): Members of the Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association were also present to raise awareness on the vegan diet solution to preserve the planet.
Distribution of SOS flyers and vegan dessert samples were met with good responses from conference participants as well as the public.
Susanne Taron –Consultant, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Vegetarian (F): I work with the climate secretariat here in Bonn, Germany, and yes, I believe that vegetarianism is very good.
Sandeep Chamling Rai – Policy Coordinator, World Wildlife Fund, Vegetarian (M): am vegetarian by birth, so that definitely helps reduce the carbon footprint.
His Excellency Abdul Bin Rimdap – Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Vegan (M): Be vegan, go green, save the planet! Like me.
German Correspondent (F): This is Supreme Master Television reporting from Bonn, Germany.
VOICE: We laud the concerned leaders and other distinguished participants of this summit for your efforts on behalf of our planet. Our prayers for the courage, cooperation and best possible outcome for all nations, including a policy adoption of the Earth-saving organic vegan diet.
Supreme Master Ching Hai has been urging government leadership to halt livestock emissions as the best way to cool the planet, as in this August 2009 videoconference in Thailand.