Helen Clark in Cancun

Cancun Climate Change Conference

by Helen Clark

On 7-8 December I participated in the UN climate change conference events in Cancun, Mexico. It was heartening to witness progress made on issues which need attention right now, such as the needs of small island states. I signed a partnership with World Bank President Robert Zoellick, Grenada's Prime Minister, and Denmark's Minister for Climate and Energy which recognizes the disproportionate harm of climate change for small island developing states and aims to support island countries to scale up their renewable energy efforts and shift to greater energy efficiency.

I also participated in a number of events, details of which you can find here:

  • Supporting Global, Regional and National Actions to Address Climate Change
  • Remarks on Small Islands Developing States Partnership Programme
  • Remarks by on adaptation to climate change