Posted: 01.12.2023 17:20:00

Lukashenko at Dubai summit: green agenda is purposeless in conditions of confrontation

The green agenda in international co-operation is purposeless in conditions of confrontation; it requires respect for the sovereignty of countries and unconditional justice – as stated by the President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, at the World Summit on Climate Change, BelTA reports

Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that Belarus, under the Paris Climate Agreement, fully fulfils its obligations and even exceeds them.

“We provide invaluable ‘ecosystem services’ to our continent, preserving a unique source of oxygen – natural swamps and forests – the ‘lungs of Europe’. We’re developing green and nuclear energy, minimising the risks of climate change. Paradoxically, in response we receive new economic sanctions, barriers to international trade, and restrictions on access to technology. This refers not only to us. It’s time to admit that the green agenda is meaningless in conditions of confrontation. It requires respect for the sovereignty of countries and unconditional justice!” said the Belarusian leader.

The President underlined that it is impossible to put pressure on political opponents with sanctions and at the same time to demand decisions that are costly for national economies: decisions on which the cleanliness of the entire atmosphere, all groundwater and the World Ocean depends.

“One more aspect: how can we expect costly, effective climate conservation measures from countries and peoples that have still not recovered from colonial oppression?” noted the Head of State.