Promoting sustainable energy solutions essential to ensure health of the planet
President says addressing the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa pointed out that reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions and promoting sustainable energy solutions are essential to ensure the health of the planet.
The President expressed these views while speaking at the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy.
The High-Level Dialogue on Energy commenced in New York (, Sept;24) in parallel to the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly under the theme “Ensuring everyone has access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy.”
Addressing the High-Level Dialogue, President Rajapaksa said the global community should give the highest priority to maintain the health of the planet while fulfilling human needs.
The threats posed by human induced climate change to the planet can no longer be ignored. The President said transitioning to cleaner energy globally is essential if we are to mitigate this threat in the decades to come, and requested the countries that have the required capabilities to support developing nations as they attempt this transition to more sustainable energy generation and usage.