COP 20 delegates to use ‘green’ cars thanks to Japan

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The upcoming December event, the 20th United Nations Climate Change Conference, has the world’s eyes on Lima as the capital city prepares to play host. From December 1 until the 12, an astounding 10,000 international delegates are expected to arrive to the metropolitan area.

In order to make sure that the swarm of foreign guests are able to commute in an eco-friendly manner Japan has donated 171 hybrid vehicles to be used during the COP 20 event. With a combined cost of US$ 10 million, Lima was fortunate to have received the cars on Wednesday, November 26.

Upon receiving the donation of a four-wheeled fleet, Foreign Minister Gonzalo Gutierrez stated the cars would be “spreading in our country the new green technology and the benefits to be gained from its use, thus helping the reduction in the emission of gaseous pollutants from the vehicles.”

The cars will be dispersed among 19 ministries, in hopes not only to promote a greener lifestyle, but to perhaps generate a bond and sense of cooperation among the diverse set of international delegates.Top guests to the climate change conference will be transported in an eco-friendly manner.

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Agnes Rivera

A U.S. native plucked from the green surroundings of her home state of Oregon, Agnes Rivera has been living in Lima, Peru, fulfilling various occupations such as teaching, translating, and journalism. While indoors she uses her time creatively to build "recycled art" and read fiction, she is quick to use any excuse to be outdoors, balancing her inner home-body lifestyle with an adventurous spirit to explore all that Peru has to offer.