Title: Sudan’s Prime Minister Confirms Participation at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 09-17-2019, 07:50 PM
07:50 PM September, 17 2019
17 September 2019, Khartoum – Today His Excellency the Prime Minister of Sudan, Dr. Abdalla Hamdouk, met with the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Gwi-Yeop Son, and the Country Programme Manager of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Mr. Atila Uras, to discuss Sudan's participation in the UN Climate Action Summit in New York on the 23 September 2019.
The UN Climate Action Summit is the most important high-level meeting of the 2019 UN General Assembly and the initiative of UN Secretary-General António Guterres who describes preventing irreversible climate disruption as “the race of our lives and for our lives.”
The summit has three objectives: to raise national ambition and develop plans to contribute to limiting climate change; prompt transformative change in areas including energy, infrastructure, adaptation, and climate finance; and generate political momentum including through youth and public engagement.
Sudan is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change and the least prepared for its impacts. By participating in the UN Climate Action Summit, the Prime Minister is sending an important message to the kind of development path Sudan wished to pursue.
Ms. Gwi-Yeop Son, said “the UN Climate Action Summit is an important international moment to boost ambition and accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The presence of the Prime Minister at the Summit sends an important international signal that Sudan is committed to tackling climate change.”
Mr. Atila Uras, said “UNEP highly welcomes the participation of the Prime Minister at the UN Climate Action Summit. This is a clear sign of political will at a time when climate change is impacting vulnerable countries the most. UNEP is committed to supporting the people of Sudan and transitional government in building the climate resilience of the society, ecosystem and the economy.”