Issue of Climate change requires global solution and domestic initiative, Foreign Minister Osman underlines
The Eritrean Foreign Minister, Mr. Osman Saleh has underlined that the issue of climate change requires global solution and domestic initiative.
Asmara, 25 September 2014 – The Eritrean Foreign Minister, Mr. Osman Saleh has underlined that the issue of climate change requires global solution and domestic initiative. He further pointed out that Eritrea is exerting persistent endeavors within its means and resources involving the public and civil society organizations to promote environmental restoration.
The Foreign Minister made the remarks at the UN Climate Summit conducted at UN Headquarters in New York, during which he stressed that the issue of climate change must be addressed with the sense of urgency it deserves. In this regard, Mr. Osman said that Eritrea has been working on the majors that need to taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthening climate resilience through conducting extensive soil and water conservation, coupled with afforestation and introducing new domestic energy alternatives, among others.
The Foreign Minister called on the developed state parties, the private sector and civil society to take into account the special circumstances of vulnerable countries, particularly those in Africa, the least developed countries, and small island states in their effort to promote nationally determined contributions to the global agreement by 2015.
Moreover, Mr. Osman expressed appreciation for the initiative taken by the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, to hold the UN Climate Summit, and underlined that the new global agreement to be concluded in Paris must be ambitious and meaningful.