Kazakhstan projected climate change to UN Security Council

16 July, 2018, 16:01 306
Kazakhstan projected climate change to UN Security Council

Climate change is a global key problem and pose significant economic, social, and ecological sequences. Kazakhstan is ready to join world community for the global security.

Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Ashikbayev speaking at the open debate in the UN Security Council "Climate change and security risks, stated climate change is a "multiplier of threats", which leads to poverty and a lack of food security, illegal migration, social instability and violent conflict, BNews.kz correspondent informs.

The event, chaired by the Minister for Foreign Affairs Sweden, Margot Wallström, was attended by the President of the Republic of Nauru, Baron Waqa, the First Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina J. Mohammed, the Minister of Water Resources of Iraq Dr. Hassan Janabi and others.

In his words, Kazakhstan and the whole C Asia Region has negative practice associated with the Aral Sea drying up. This ecologic catastrophe challenge citizens and the entire environment of all neighbor state with the total population of more than 60 million.

Kazakhstan’s Deputy Foreign Minister told about measures taken to address the Aral Sea problem, including within the framework of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea, and the positive results of this work.

Ashikbayev pointed out the fight against climate change is one of the priorities of the government of the country and focused on a reduction of emission and plans for full transfer for the energy renewable sources by 2050. Astana International Green Technologies Centre has a main role in the mentioned process.

During the New York Forum Contribution of transboundary water cooperation to achieving the sustainable development goals, Ashikbayev shared the experience of Kazakhstan’s interaction concerning usage of transboundary rivers with neighbor states including C Asian region, Russia, China and expressed support to the all-around research of the international water law.

By the way, the speaker announced Astana attaches significance to the upcoming October 10-12 meeting of the parties to the Water Convention of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. It is expected more than 400 representatives of governments, international non-governmental organizations and experts on water issues from around the world will attend the forum.