Thursday, February 7, 2008

Ebtekar to Attend Delhi Sustainable Summit 2008

Ebtekar to attend "Delhi Sustainable Summit 2008" New Delhi, Feb 6, IRNA
I am now in Delhi for the Delhi Sustainable Summit 2008. I have been invited by Dr. Pachauri the winner of the Noble Peace Prize to deliver a keynote speech at this meeting. I will provide you with the news excerpts and hopefully I will give you my thoughts tommorow. This is an IRNA (Iranian Official News Agency) report:

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Former Vice-president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Massoumeh Ebtekar will attend the "Delhi Sustainable Summit (DSDS) 2008" which will begin on Thursday at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

Hosted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), DSDS will be the first major international meet on climate change after the UN summit in Bali, Indonesia, last December, to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

The main theme of the three day summit is sustainable development and climate change.

TERI is headed by R K Pachauri, who also chairs the Inter governmental Panel on Climate Change that came out with its seminal fourth assessment report last year and shared the Nobel Peace Prize with former US vice president Al Gore.

The President of Iceland Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, the President of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, the Prime Minister of Denmark Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stolenberg and the Prime Minister of Finland Matti Vanhanen are likely to address the conference besides other speakers.

The leaders will discuss climate change in a situation where GHG emissions into the atmosphere are already affecting agricultural output, increasing frequency and damage caused by droughts, floods and storms and raising sea levels across the world.

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