Pyongyang, December 9 (KCNA) -- DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong, head of the DPRK delegation, made a speech at the high-ranking officials' meeting of the UN Climate Change Conference held in Paris, France on December 7.
He said that the climate change is not an issue confined to a
certain country, but an urgent task to be tackled by the international
community as it is a crucial matter affecting the coming generations and
the future of humankind.
He appreciated that measures to take urgent action to combat climate
change and its impacts were reflected as one of the post-2015 SDGs
adopted at the UN Summit in last September.
He also welcomed the Paris Agreement as a result of series of negotiations.
He stressed that the following should be attained in due process of achieving the goals of the agreement.
First, it is of great importance for all the countries to correctly
understand the global character of the climate change issue and pay
primary attention to ensuring international unity in the efforts to
addressing this issue.
Second, it is necessary to foster international and regional
cooperation in climate change mitigation, in particular, focusing on the
provision of financial and technical assistance for the developing
countries at an earliest date possible.
Third, any egoistic and unfair preconditions should not be brought
up while providing assistance through funds such as the Green Climate
Fund and it is important to reject the politicization and comply with
the principle of fairness in the implementation of international
mechanisms such as the CDM.
The DPRK government will continue to faithfully discharge its
responsibilities as a party to the UNFCCC and actively engage itself in
the international efforts to protect the global environment, he