Message by Deputy PM-Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh to Second Berlin Climate and Security Conference
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh
Minh has sent a message to the Second Berlin Climate and Security Conference
which is held on June 24.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign
Minister Pham Binh Minh (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has
sent a message to the Second Berlin Climate and Security Conference which is
held on June 24.
The following is the full text of the message.
“Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our times. Its
increasingly complex and multi-faceted impacts threaten the very survival of
many communities and even entire countries. It can exacerbate instabilities
and conflicts, endangering regional and global
peace and security.
No single country can solve this alone. A global challenge like climate
change requires a global response.
We must all do our parts by implementing international climate agreements
within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, especially
the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, in which developed countries and
major emitters must take the lead in attaining emission reduction targets.
Support to developing countries must be strengthened to effectively respond
to climate change, especially in terms of finance and technological transfer
for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
And, importantly, we need to focus on resolving root causes of conflicts,
including poverty, social injustice, militarism, and disregard for
Vietnam is one of the countries most heavily affected by climate change. We
support and join global efforts to respond to climate change and address its
security implications, particularly in our current role as a non-permanent
member of the UN Security Council.
We look forward to continuing close collaboration with partners around the
world in these endeavours to contribute to the ultimate goals of peace,
security and development for all.