AKP Phnom Penh, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has appealed for a focus on global mitigation efforts to promote climate-resilient development.
“We need to change the process of addressing the climate change issues today, not tomorrow. It has been 50 years already since governments were warned about changing our production and consumption patterns to avoid disaster. Sadly, ever since, we only see more losses of biodiversity, more land degradation, and a growing scarcity of fresh water,” he stressed in his statement at the 77th Session of the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 23 afternoon (time in New York).
“Our collective action must focus on global mitigation efforts to promote climate-resilient development. Our commitment to lowering the global temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius requires dedicated climate financing and technology transfer to facilitate meaningful transition in mitigation and adaptation efforts.
The Glasgow outcomes adopted at the COP26 must be implemented with great urgency bearing in mind the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, Samdech Techo Hun Sen underlined.
As the ASEAN Chair this year, Cambodia has proposed the ASEAN Green Deal to tackle climate change. This initiative, covering various fields including infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, agriculture, transport, environment and so on, will promote a green future for the bloc.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press