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Zelensky: Rich countries should help developing ones in green economic modernization

Source : 112 Ukraine

The President called the Glasgow Climate Conference, which he attends, "one of the most important gatherings this year"
13:16, 1 November 2021

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that helping developing countries to ensure green economic modernization is "part of the global rescue technology." It is reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

"This is not just a moral obligation for rich countries to help developing ones achieve green economic modernization. It is part of the global rescue technology. We can stop catastrophic climate change if everyone on whom it depends is in good faith. It is quite possible to keep global warming within the limits of no more than one and a half degrees Celsius. Climate neutrality is also real. But only on condition that the states of the world will go towards this in a coordinated and responsible manner," he said.

The President called the Glasgow Climate Conference, which he attends, "one of the most important gatherings this year."

"If the pace of climate change cannot be reduced, then after 2030 the social and economic losses will be so significant that we simply cannot even imagine it yet. No one in the world is able to close off this threat at their national borders. And no one will be able to beat the climate at the expense of politicking," he wrote.

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According to him, Ukraine welcomes the Leaders' Declaration on Forests and Land Use, initiated by the UK. 

"Another important step that can be agreed now in Glasgow and that we support is a global initiative to reduce methane emissions. This is one of the most dangerous greenhouse gases, and there is enough scientific research to confirm this," the President wrote.

Zelensky noted that Ukraine prepares every year for more and more destructive floods, works out the necessary steps to combat desertification.

"The state and business are spending more and more resources to adapt to climate change – primarily the agricultural sector, in order to ensure the food security of our society," he wrote.

As we reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in the UK to take part in the UN Climate Change Conference COP26.

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