PM calls for stronger cooperation to fight climate change

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc underlined the importance of strengthening cooperation to cope with climate change at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany on July 8.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany on July 8, 2017. Photo:VGP

He also called on the G20 countries and international community to uphold responsibility, strictly implement international commitments and enhance financial and technological support for developing countries to achieve sustainable and inclusive development goals.

Viet Nam is one of the most vulnerable countries to consequences of climate change and sea-level rise as well as unsustainable use of Mekong water resources, the Government chief stressed.

He said Viet Nam will strive to complete the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals, with a focus on poverty and inequality reduction, education, renewable energy and climate change adaptation.

Viet Nam has integrated climate change adaptation in planning and development schemes and pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 8% by 2030 or even 25% provided it receives effective support from the international community.

As the APEC Chair in 2017, the country has managed to push for sustainable development, climate change adaptation and effective energy use among the member economies while coordinating with the APEC members to boost talks on inclusive development in economic, social and financial aspects.

This year’s G20 Summit, which is taking place in the context of profound changes in the global political and economic landscapes, have drew senior leaders from the G20 countries and international organizations.

Themed “Shaping an Inter-connected World,” the Summit agenda focuses on key global issues like growth, trade, investment, finance, climate change, energy, support for Africa, health, job among others.

PM Phuc joined the Summit as Viet Nam is currently the chair of APEC 2017.

Source VGP

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