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Kuwait urges joint action to curb climate change
December 13, 2017, 8:27 am

The State of Kuwait on Tuesday took part in the One Planet Summit in Paris - an alliance of hundreds of global leaders from all sectors, determined to demonstrate the power of collective action in addressing such a global issue as the fight against climate change.

Kuwait was represented by Ambassador to France Sami Suleiman and First Secretary of the Embassy in Paris Mishaal Salem Al-Jubail.

Kuwait, under the instructions of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, is keen on contributing to the efforts meant to curb the adverse impacts of climate change on environment and human life, Ambassador Suleiman told KUNA following the summit.

He called on all public and private stakeholders worldwide to show more solidarity and commitment to the historic Paris Agreement, adopted two years ago, and put forward tangible actions with a view to halting the environment degeneration.

The rising rates of greenhouse gas emissions pose grave risks to local communities and the natural ecology of the Earth, he cautioned.

Ambassador Suleiman noted that Kuwait was one of the 150 countries, which adopted the Paris Agreement, on December 12, 2015.

The agreement, which entered into force on 4 November 4, 2016, after 170 countries ratified it, charts a new course in the global effort to combat climate change.

The aim of today's summit was to find new means of financing the adaptation of our ways of life to inevitable transformations, of further speeding up the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and of ensuring climate issues are central to the finance sector The gathering saw French President Emmanuel Macron, President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim and Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres addressing in their speeches the ecological emergency for our planet.

Source: KUNA

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