President Levits attends COP27

Latvian President Egils Levits is attending the COP27 summit meeting in Egypt November 7 and 8, using the opportunity to urge other countries to speed up planning and implementation of activities specifically targeted at achieving the Paris Agreement goals, such as limiting global warming below 2° Celsius and quicker transition to renewable energy sources to stop consumption of natural gas due to geopolitical situation.

"There are two main topics. The first topic is the implementation of the decisions that have already been made, putting them into practice, because many decisions have been made, and their implementation is much slower than is necessary, taking into account the fact that the climate situation in the world is deteriorating. The second issue is that the transition to a green economy must be fair: fair both at the national level and at the international level," said Levits after the opening of the summit.

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On Tuesday, Levits is also due to take part in a discussion on future of energy sector and climate education, and also have several bilateral meetings during the COP27.

The 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) is taking place in Sharm el-Sheikh from November 6-18. COP27 brings together 197 signatory parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate (UNFCCC), including the European Union (EU) and all its member states.

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