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27.09.2019

Uzbekistan delegation attends the UN Climate Action Summit

Uzbekistan delegation attends the UN Climate Action Summit
The United Nations Headquarters in New York hosted the Climate Action Summit, which was attended by the heads of state and government of more than 60 countries, as well as leaders of several international organizations.

Uzbekistan delegation was led by Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, Bori Alikhanov.

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres addressed the event, and called on world politicians, businessmen, civil society representatives to make concrete commitments to prevent global warming.

“The best science, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, tells us that any temperature rise above 1.5 degrees will lead to major and irreversible damage to the ecosystems that support us,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. “Science tells us that on our current path, we face at least 3-degrees Celsius of global heating by the end of the century.”

Uzbekistan delegation informed about activities carried out in Uzbekistan to implement the provisions of the Paris Agreement through the developed Strategy for the transition to a green economy, which is aimed at consistent modernization of industry, improving energy efficiency and energy saving in key sectors of the economy, development of renewable energy sources.

Foreign partners were also provided with information on the upcoming high-level international conference under the auspices of the UN “Aral Sea area – environmental innovations and technologies zone”, scheduled for October 25 in Nukus.

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