Peru President calls for collective action to stop global warming

Presidente, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, inspecciona las obras de Construcción e Implementación del Instituto Regional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas (IREN). Foto: ANDINA/Prensa Presidencia

13:46 | Concepcion (Junin region), Dec. 7.

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Thursday urged authorities around the world to work together in order to stop global warming affecting glaciers like the one on Peru's Huaytapallana Mountain.

"Let's say a prayer to God and authorities around the world so as to stop global warming that is stripping away our glaciers. You can see it here on Huaytapallana and the glaciers. The whole area will become a desert in 50 years if no action is taken," the President warned.

He stressed the need to reforest the territories and take advantage of rainwater, mainly in the highlands, since this would increase the growth of trees in those areas.

"Let's work together to do so: better transport, better education, better health and a better environment. That's what will save the planet and everyone," he noted.

The statesman headed to Junin region this morning to supervise the construction of Regional Institute of Neoplastic Diseases (IREN) in Concepcion district.

The health center will be equipped with 136 beds, four surgery rooms, 12 outpatient doctor's offices, 18 laboratories, two pharmacies, an intensive care unit, as well as radiology and diagnostic imaging rooms.


Published: 12/7/2017