17 Jun '12, 5am

Find out more about some of yesterday's great #Rioplus20 side events through IISD's "ENB on the side" Bulletin:

This side event’s panel of representatives and experts from some of the most climate-impacted places on earth discussed sustainable development, air quality and the impacts of global warming in fragile communities. Lena Ek, Swedish Minister for the Environment, emphasized the need for partnerships and cooperation, and applauded the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) that was formed to investigate snow and ice coverage, melting of glaciers and ice sheets, and the subsequent dangers to people’s water supplies and natural species living within the Arctic and high Alpine regions. She called for an immediate reduction of climate change pollutants, which contribute more than 30% to global warming. On the ICCI initiative, Ek said all G8 countries agreed to join efforts in reducing emissions to protect the Arctic, and underlined that taking short-term actions on pollutants sho...

Full article: http://www.iisd.ca/uncsd/rio20/enbots/16jun.html

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