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14 October 2021, 19:20

EAEU leaders approve statement on climate agenda

MINSK, 14 October (BelTA) – The EAEU leaders approved a statement on economic cooperation between member states within the climate agenda, BelTA has learned.

In the statement, the heads of state reaffirmed their intention to contribute constructively to the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Climate Change Convention in Glasgow and called for finalizing the rules of implementation of the Paris Agreement, including market-based cooperation mechanisms based on inclusiveness, broad access to the mechanisms established, nondiscrimination and efficiency of reductions of greenhouse gas emissions and removals.

“We emphasize the importance of broad international exchange and non-discriminatory use of technologies that reduce emissions and low-carbon development, efficient and sustainable use of fossil sources, nuclear power and hydro generation, low-carbon transport, introduction of hydrogen technologies, renewable energy sources, energy efficient approaches and technologies in industry, agriculture and utilities,” the statement said.

The EAEU countries also consider it necessary to move toward mutual international recognition of mechanisms for the circulation of carbon units generated as a result of climate projects, as well as systems for confirming the origin of electrical energy.

The heads of state noted the need to use the significant potential of digital platforms in the implementation of the climate agenda.

The EAEU leaders declared their intention to develop economic cooperation on the climate agenda, including for achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including the formation of necessary approaches and mechanisms, based on the principles of the functioning of the EAEU common market.

“We express confidence that economic cooperation of the EAEU member states within the framework of the climate agenda will become an important contribution to international efforts to combat climate change and ensure sustainable development,” the statement said.

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