Nacionalna izjava predsednika Republike Slovenije na 27. konferenci Združenih narodov o podnebnih spremembah, COP27 v Šarm El Šejku v Egiptu
Šarm El Šejk, Egipt, 7. 11. 2022 | sporočila za javnost, govori
Predsednik Republike Slovenije Borut Pahor se udeležuje 27. konference Združenih narodov o podnebnih spremembah, COP27, v Šarm El Šejku v Egiptu. Predsednik Pahor Slovenijo zastopa na zasedanju na visoki ravni (HLS – High Level Segment), ki se ga na povabilo države gostiteljice udeležujejo številni svetovni voditelji. Predsednik Pahor je danes nastopil na prvem delu »High-level segment of COP27«, kjer je podal nacionalno izjavo.
Temeljni namen konference COP27 je spodbuditi pogodbenice, da potrdijo zaveze za zmanjševanje izpustov toplogrednih plinov in s tem omejevanje segrevanja ozračja na 1,5 stopinje Celzija, skladno s Pariškim sporazumom. Konferenca naslovila tudi prilagajanje podnebnim spremembam in zaveze za dvig podnebnega financiranja, predvsem za najbolj ranljive države.
Besedilo govora predsednika Republike Slovenije prilagamo v nadaljevanju (Velja govorjena beseda!)
Mr President, Ladies and Gentlemen,
I could not wish for a better platform from which to address the world for the very last time in the role of the President of the Republic of Slovenia. Climate breakdown is the existential issue of our times, both globally and locally. Personally, I am deeply committed to protecting our environment. With my own Standing Committee for Climate Policy, all excellent experts on their field, I regularly recommend adoption of concrete measures to the Slovenian Government. I express my sincere gratitude to Egypt for its hospitality, and for its tireless efforts to make COP27 a success.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Decade we live in, is the critical one for stepping up climate action. Full implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Glasgow Climate Pact are our way forward in staying on track with the 1.5ºC goal. We are experiencing combined energy and food insecurity also due to the Russian war against Ukraine. This, however, should not to come at the expense of our ambitious climate action. On the contrary, we should use the current energy crises as an opportunity for out-of-the-box solutions for mitigating climate change. I reiterate Slovenia's ambition to reach climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest. We are preparing our first national climate law, which will further promote meeting this target.
At the same time, we are well aware of the great diversity of needs and vulnerabilities of developing countries and communities. We therefore wish for substantial progress on the Global Goal on Adaptation. We support efforts to find solutions for funding arrangements for loss and damage. We also support the call of the UN Secretary General to expand early warning coverage throughout the world.
Climate breakdown is increasingly a factor in instability, violence and war. As a candidate for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council 2024–25, Slovenia aims for integrating climate action into prevention, peacebuilding and peace-making. We are committed to solidarity. This year, we doubled our climate finance through multilateral channels, in support, for the least developed states and small island developing states.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Climate breakdown is happening here and now. We shall either stand together or fall together. We only have this one Mother Earth. Our generation has the possibility and duty to act and leave the planet in a better shape for our young people. Again, failure is not an option.