Posted: 01.12.2023 17:03:00

Lukashenko named root causes of climate threat

During his speech at the World Climate Action Summit, Belarus’ President Aleksandr Lukashenko named the root causes of the existing threat, BelTA reports


At the beginning of his speech, the Head of State expressed gratitude to the UAE leadership for the high level of organisation of the conference, “This conference is not simple. The number of attending heads of states and governments alone is more than the number of those coming to a session of the UN General Assembly," he said.

"Today, we – the leaders of the world's states – are talking about the future of planet Earth, which is our common home. We have never had and will never have another home. We are talking about the future of our children and grandchildren, about the future of all those who will come to this world after us. We represent different cultures, different value systems and different civilisations, but we are united in the face of the global challenge that nature itself has thrown at us," Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.

The President stated that the climate is changing, and scientists are making dire predictions. "It is very progressive that we hear them and react. However, in order to effectively counter the threat, it is necessary to honestly and openly name its root causes," the Head of State noted.

"First of all, it is the lack of a sense of proportion in the pursuit of geopolitical, including military (I would say, primarily military) superiority of those who provoke and ignite hotbeds of war in different parts of the world. Actually, wars are the main source of dirt on our continent. It is a thirst for profit that turns natural resources into personal capital and that robs future generations. These are the attempts to remove those countries from their path that prevent them from dominating the entire world and destroy it by sucking the land dry. Everything is sometimes done ostensibly for the purposes of sustainable development (there is such a programme in the UN)," the Belarusian leader emphasised.