Co-chaired by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of Egypt, the session is an initiative to unify awareness and promote strong political commitment on climate finance, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, energy transition, and climate change. towards the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) which will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh – Egypt in November.
In his message to the session, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh emphasized that the response to climate change requires a global approach, strengthening international solidarity and multilateralism, with the UN playing a central role. At the same time, it is also necessary to have a people-wide approach, and especially to ensure fairness and justice in the general population and for each country.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh delivered a message at a high-level meeting of the United Nations on climate change on September 22. (Photo provided by the Vietnamese Delegation to the UN)
The Prime Minister affirmed that although being a developing country in transition, coming up from war, it is behind many countries, but Vietnam has always been a responsible member in the common house of the United Nations and is always determined. , actively implementing international commitments with the highest responsibility. The Prime Minister asked development partners to strongly support Vietnam in terms of technology transfer, financial incentives, training of high-quality human resources, and active exchange and sharing of experiences to improve institutions. management work.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh thanked international friends and partners, UN agencies and the Secretary-General of the United Nations for their support in responding to climate change, including negotiating the establishment of Equity Transition Partnership; thereby contributing to helping Vietnam achieve the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring energy security, sustainable socio-economic development, solving related social security issues and improving living standards. spiritual and material life of the people.
Speaking at the session, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres emphasized the need for technology transfer, financial mobilization, and capacity building to support developing countries in implementing their international climate commitments. , in particular the obligations under the Framework Convention and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.