Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia delivered a speech at the Sharm El-Sheikh UN Climate Change Conference – COP27.
he notes it was honore to address people on behalf of Georgia.
“Dear Colleagues, climate change has become a challenge for our generation and we, as leaders of our countries, are responsible to find a solution for the sake of humanity and our future generations. There is no time for deliberation, we need swift and result-oriented actions.
In this spirit, Georgia is considering turning the Paris commitments into credible delivery and increasing the ambition of its Nationally Determined Contributions in 2025. We have developed a very comprehensive Georgia’s 2030 Climate Change Strategy and subsequent Action Plan to further facilitate the ambitious agenda for climate change mitigation,” noted Garibashvili.
He underlined Georgia, with its Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategy targets to reach Carbon Neutrality by 2050 with unifying national efforts and with international support adding Georgia has one of the cleanest grids;
“85% of our electricity comes from renewable sources, and further enhancing the share of renewable energy is a strategic priority for my country. Additionally, we continue to support further non-traditional renewable energy development projects such as solar, wind, hydrogen, geothermal and other means of sustainable sources.
I am ascertained that a robust framework for increasing the resilience of our countries will be an outcome of our negotiations in Sharm El-Sheikh. However, these efforts can only be effective if the perspectives and contexts of developing countries in all regions are considered,” he noted.