Kuwait takes part in climate talks
KUWAIT: Kuwait’s participation in the 22nd session of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), due to start today in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, is reflective of the significance of this issue. The conference, which goes on until November 19th, is set to tackle international action on an issue that has always been prioritized by Kuwait. Moreover, the international community now faces the perennial challenge of implementing the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. On April 22, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah was amongst the signatories of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, adding Kuwait to an extensive list of 170 nations to have joined the accord.
Meanwhile, during the 21st session of this conference held in Paris, Kuwait strove to reach a global agreement that would protect nations’ rights and ensure sustained development, pressing the international community to seal the deal in hopes of expediting much needed action on this urgent issue.
Director General of the Environment Public Authority (EPA) Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Sabah urged developed nations to remain committed by providing logistical and technological support for needy countries, in efforts to help them better cope with the effects of climate change. In December 1994, Kuwait was amongst the first nations to sign a UN agreement on Climate Change. The country has also made palpable progress in fighting climate change by initiating a slew of projects designed to curb carbon emissions.