THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF MONGOLIA, PRESS & COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION

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2015-09-27




President Elbegdorj Addressed the High-Level Environmental Event on the Margins of the UN Summit



On September 27, President of Mongolia participated and delivered a speech at a high-level Ministerial and Stakeholders Event on "A Call for Joint Action to Achieve the SDGs: Advancing integrated solutions to accelerate change" organized by the United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP. The President expressed his heartfelt appreciation for the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which sets a new roadmap for global development for the next 15 years, during the UN General Assembly meeting attended by heads of state and government from over 170 countries. Moreover he noted that now all Member States have a responsibility to make significant efforts to ensure its full implementation.
Furthermore, he outlined that the implementation of the SDGs will be directly dependent on the outcome of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) to be held in December 2015, as it needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate change, applicable to all countries. In order to reduce effects of the climate change it has become necessary for those countries which have greater greenhouse gas emitters to make a firm commitment. On the other hand, he also stated that the global community has to take into account developing countries who are in need for financial resources necessary to implement the global goals. For instance, Mongolia as a country with considerable resources of renewable energy has a capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, at the same time it is also crucial to have foreign investment and financial support. Thus, he called for greater and improved collaboration between the countries.
The participants of the event were H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the General Assembly, Mr. Achim Steiner, Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNEP and Mrs. Oyun Sanjaasuren, President of the United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP.