The 24th Conference on Climate Change continued activities in the Polish city of Katowice, with the participation of Syria.
Deputy Minister of Local Administration and Environment, Mohamed Wadah Qatmawi, emphasized Syria’s commitment to agreements related to the environment.
He pointed out that the terrorist war in Syria, the operations by the so-called “International Coalition” and unilateral economic coercive measures imposed by some countries are negatively affecting Syrian efforts to protect the environment.
Qatmawi, who heads Syria’s delegation to the conference, stressed that developed countries should assume their historic responsibility for climate change and adhere to provide financial and technical support within the framework of international environmental conventions, for the implementation of national plans for carrying out the Paris Climate Convention and encouraging investment in national projects.
The conference began on Dec. 2, 2018, and will continue until Friday.
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