Foreign ministry: Everyone must contribute to climate summit
Budapest (MTI) – The UN climate change summit to be held in Paris at the end of the year will only be considered a success if all stakeholders contribute to it as best they can, foreign ministry state secretary Istvan Mikola said on Friday.
Mikola, who earlier this week participated in a conference on climate change in Paris, told public news channel M1, that “everyone can see that climate change is occurring, everyone knows that it is dangerous and that something must be done about it”.
He said talks at the conference made it clear that the delegates at the summit will reach an agreement, adding that it was likely that not everyone would support it.
The state secretary noted that Europe is committed to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by the year 2020.
Mikola touched upon the divide between developed and developing countries. “Developing countries need a huge amount of energy to grow, but they do not have the money to opt for environmentally sound technology,” he said.