PM Chinh attends 26th UN Climate Change Conference

VOV.VN - Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended the opening ceremony of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 1.

The conference brought together leaders and representatives of 197 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including over 120 heads of state and prime ministers, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and leaders of international organisations and financial institutions, multinational corporations and non-governmental organisations.

Addressing the event, the leaders expressed their concern over the increasingly serious impact of climate change on earth, and reaffirmed their commitment to keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

They also emphasised the need for developed countries to fulfill their commitments to mobilise funds in support of developing nations' adaptation and resilience efforts, saying that COP26 is the last chance to restore nature and protect the future of humankind.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recommended that countries commit themselves at the highest level and at the same time build financial and technological alliances to support developing nations in green growth and protecting vulnerable people from climate change impact.

Vietnamese PM Pham Minh Chinh is scheduled to deliver an important speech later the same day to affirm Vietnam’s strong determination and commitment to joining hands with the international community in response to climate change – one of the current biggest global challenges.