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President at the UN Climate Change Conference: Lithuania is committed to be part of global climate change solutions

2021-11-02

President Gitanas Nausėda is currently in Glasgow for the World Leaders Summit at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). On Tuesday, the President addressed world leaders at the plenary session.

In his speech, the President stressed the need for the whole world to unite to stop the climate crisis and underscored Lithuania’s commitment to be a part of the global solution.

“Lithuania strongly supports international and EU climate change goals. We have already reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 58 percent. Our plan is to go further: to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent by 2030 and to make Lithuanian economy climate neutral by 2050,” the President said.

According to Gitanas Nausėda, the current climate crisis and record high fossil fuel prices open the way for new opportunities and highlight the need to accelerate green transformation.

“As a global community, we should rethink the ways we produce and consume. We should pay more attention to compliance with the highest environmental and nuclear standards. Our technological shift should be sustainable and environmentally friendly,” the President said.

Gitanas Nausėda underlined that to achieve ambitious goals, new partnerships had to be forged both locally and internationally He presented the Green Lithuania Declaration, launched this past June together with European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans, which was joined by Lithuanian municipalities, businesses, industries, NGOs, and citizens. The Green Lithuania Declaration is a commitment to contribute to making Lithuania greener, fighting climate change, and creating a cleaner and healthier environment.

At COP26, the President joined the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use initiated by the United Kingdom. This declaration aims to attract public and private capital for the protection of forests and sets a target of reversing forest loss by 2030.

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, which began with a world summit, will continue until 12 November.

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Last updated 2021.11.02 14:41

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