Thursday, November 08, 2007

Kofi Annan visited GLEN stand in the European Development Days in Lisbon

On November 7th 2007 Kofi Annan former Secretary General of the United Nations visited GLEN stand after giving his speach in the European Development Days event in Lisbon, Portugal.

EU Development Days are organized by the European Comission and annual topic of this year event is Climate Change.

Climate change is a global issue and serious threat to development everywhere, said Kofi Annan. He challenged policymakers to immediately step up efforts to fight climate change.

"For far too long we have considered climate change as a problem for the future," he said. "But we must remember that climate change is an all encompassing threat. It is not an issue of rich versus poor, of north versus south. It's a global issue and we are seeing its effects everywhere."

Photo - Tobias Troll of GLEN and Kofi Annan, photo by Janis Kirpitis.

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