Montenegro remains ambitious in the fight against climate change

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Montenegro will continue to make efforts to remain ambitious in the fight against the negative impacts of climate change, in order to ensure prosperity for current and future generations.

This was announced at the conference “Improving climate resilience: connecting the European Green Deal and the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans through the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their indicators”, which is being organized by the Montenegrin Pan-European Union and is being held in Podgorica.

The conference is organized with the support of the Central European Initiative (CEI), and is also supported by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Embassy of France in Montenegro.

The President of the Montenegrin Pan-European Union, Gordana Đurović, assessed that climate change increases the frequency and intensity of extreme climate and weather events that affect all countries in the world.

For this reason, according to her, building climate resilience by integrating strategies and actions on climate change is of the utmost importance.

Đurović reminded that, according to the data of the Global Climate Report, which is prepared by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from Washington, last year was the sixth warmest since 1880, that is, since global reports have been made.

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As she noted, higher temperatures exacerbate many types of modern disasters, including severe storms, floods, heat waves, increased droughts, warming and rising oceans, loss of species, insufficient food, more health risks, poverty and displacement.

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“Global warming continues and it looks like it will reach a growth of 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to the pre-industrial period and before the middle of this century,” Đurović pointed out.

She said that Europe must strengthen its climate resilience, which, she added, is one of the main motives of the organization, but also the main message of today’s conference.

According to Đurović, through presentations and debates at the conference, the UN Agenda 2030 and its sustainable development goals, as well as the Paris Climate Agreement, are combined with the European Green Deal and the Green Agenda of the Western Balkans.

Ranko Lazović from the Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism said that the regions of the Mediterranean and Southeast Europe, to which Montenegro belongs, are among the most sensitive and extremely affected by climate change.

“Even though it emits almost negligible amounts of greenhouse gases, Montenegro is taking significant steps to improve climate change measures and promote green growth and economic recovery,” said Lazović.

He said that Montenegro is making efforts and is committed to meeting the challenges it faces in the fight against climate change.

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Source: RTCG

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