Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am pleased to see so many partners working in common cause to protect the world''s tropical forests.
We are here in Cancun to make progress on all fronts in the climate negotiations.
At the same time, we need to dramatically increase actions that will help to prevent runaway climate change and strengthen climate resilience.
That is why it is essential that we do all we can to support the REDD-Plus initiative – Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation.