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COP27: SoSE defends who pollutes more, pays more

COP27: SoSE defends who pollutes more, pays more

Secretary of State for the Environment (SSE), Demétrio do Amaral de Carvalho

DILI, 11 november 2022 (TATOLI) – As the head of the Timor-Leste delegation at COP27, the Secretary of State for the Environment (SoSE) Demetrio do Amaral de Carvalho, defended that the countries that emit more toxic gases into the atmosphere should also have a greater contribution to the global fund, which seeks to mitigate the effects of climate change. Or, in other words: “Who pollutes more, pays more.”

The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) takes place this year in the city of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, between 6 and 18 november. This is an annual meeting that brings together heads of state and authorities.

COP27 is considered the most important event in the world for discussing strategies to combat and reduce the effects of climate change.

“We came here to prove that Timor-Leste is a country that meets the Glasgow Climate Pact ambition of reducing 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030. Therefore, I come to call on world leaders to provide more money for the global climate change fund,” said Varvalho.

Carvalho pointed out that Timor-Leste has conditions to carry out climate risk adaptation and mitigation actions. The Timorese delegation at the COP27 will be in Egypt until sunday and will return to Timor-Leste, next monday.

At the opening of the meeting, the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, argued that the United States and China, as the two largest economic powers in the world, have the responsibility to join efforts to make the Glasgow Climate Pact a reality.

Guterres believes that the two giant nations can set a good example so that other countries also put the measures into practice.

TATOLI

Translation: Camilio de Sousa

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