His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah in his address before the World Government Summit held in Dubai last Wednesday, underlined the need for collective global action to tackle the challenges facing the world.

Finding solutions and mitigating the repercussions from issues such as climate change and geopolitical upheavals, as well as other social, economic and security concerns requires a rapid response through inter-governmental efforts in order to transform them into promising opportunities that could improve the quality of life for people everywhere, said the premier.

He added that employment of advanced technological and digital solutions to enhance business environments, social, economic and environmental structures, requires the joint vision and efforts of governments around the world to draw up strategic and legislative schemes as well as policies in addition to utilizing advanced technologies to attain sustainable development.

Sheikh Sabah Khaled pointed out that Kuwait had launched the ‘National Center for Economic Knowledge’ for building a robust and advanced economy in line with Kuwait’s vision 2035, New Kuwait development plan. Moreover, the country is seeking to set up, in cooperation with the World Bank, a knowledge index for public establishments to measure gaps between their performance and outcome.

During his visit to Dubai, the prime minister met with and held talks with Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed Al-Maktoum, the UAE Vice President, the UAE Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler, and other ministers and dignitaries.

The premier also called for limiting exploitation of national resources to ensure a sound future for future generations so they may have a stable and secure life. On the issue of climate change, Sheikh Sabah Khaled said that Kuwait is seeking to cut carbon emissions in the 2015-2035 period.

In this regard, the country has adopted several solutions for employment of renewable energy, replacing fossil fuel with liquefied gas, building and overhauling oil refineries to produce clean fuel, and adopting a strategy designed to attain low carbon emission until 2050.

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