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United Nations world conference also gives the floor to Lithuania on climate change mitigation

2016-11-14

‘We firmly believe that only our joint actions can prevent climate change’, said Minister of Environment Kęstutis Trečiokas about the position of Lithuania in addressing the problems related to this change relevant for the whole humanity before his departure for the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakech, Morocco, this morning.

Tomorrow and the day after tomorrow Kęstutis Trečiokas will take part in high-level ministerial discussions on the shift towards the sustainable development of a low carbon economy, the financing of climate change measures of developing countries and the increased ambitions to halt climate change.

The minister will deliver the national report on the progress of our country in implementing measures to mitigate climate change in all sectors of the economy at a session of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Committee for Implementation on Wednesday, 16 November.

Lithuania, in the same manner as the other EU member states, is committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 pct. by 2030 and is making efforts to achieve this target. According to Kęstutis Trečiokas, our country’s experience proves that the economy can grow without enlarging ambient air emissions. Over the last 25 years, greenhouse gas emissions have decreased by 58 pct. and Gross Domestic Product has risen by 30 pct. in Lithuania.

According to the minister, the only way for ensuring the safe future for humanity as a whole is effective actions of world countries in implementing the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

These actions and related solutions are among the key agenda items of the world conference held in Marrakech by the United Nations and continuing for the second week already.

Communication Division
14/11/2016


Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas
Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas