Vietnam Prime Minister calls for global approach against climate change

WVR - At the invitation of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh delivered an important message at the informal Leaders' Roundtable on Climate Change in New York, co-chaired by UN Secretary-General and Egyptian President on September 22.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Climate Change in the form of video recording.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi co-chair the high-level session on climate change. (Photo: WVR)

The event was pushed by Guterres to unify awareness and promote strong political commitment to climate finance, greenhouse gas emission reduction and energy transition, in the upcoming 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) to be held in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt in November.

In his message, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh held that in order to respond to climate change, it is necessary to have a global approach, strengthened international unity and multilateralism, with the UN placed at the centre.

A people-wide approach is also needed in this effort as people remain the heart, subject, resources, motivation and goal of development, he noted, adding that it is very important to ensure equality and justice globally and in each country.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Climate Change in the form of video recording.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh emphasized the need for a global approach in responding to climate change. (Photo: WVR)

As developing nation rising from the ruins of wars and heavily affected by climate change, Vietnam has long been a responsible UN member and determined to fulfill its international commitments with the greatest endeavour, the PM stated.

He urge development partners to support Vietnam through technology transfer, financial incentives, personnel training and active experience sharing, in improving regulatory framework and governance.

It will enable Vietnam to realise the goal of cutting greenhouse emission, effectively responding to climate change, ensuring energy security, promote sustainable socio-economic development, addressing social security issues and improving living standards, the leader emphasised.

The Prime Minister also took the occasion to thank international partners, UN agencies and the UN Secretary-General for their cooperation with and support to Vietnam in climate change response, particularly accelerating the talks for the establishment of a Just Energy Transition Partnership.

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