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PM Marković attends Global Climate Change Conference in Madrid: Only acceptable path for Montenegro's development is based on environmental concerns

PM Marković attends Global Climate Change Conference in Madrid: Only acceptable path for Montenegro
Published date: 02.12.2019 16:47 | Author: PR Service

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"Montenegro remains strongly committed to improving the environment, the quality of ecosystems, protecting plant and animal species, rational and adequate use of natural resources, and investing in clean energy sources. The only acceptable path for us is the one based on sustainable development, with responsible and careful environmental and climate change impact,"Prime Minister Duško Marković said today in Madrid at a leaders meeting held within the 25th Conference (COP25) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The Prime Minister said that Montenegro, designated by the Constitution as an ecological state, shares the commitment of the international community to seeking the best response to climate change.

"The Government, after extensive consultation, has recently adopted a Draft Law on the protection against the adverse effects of climate change. We did this because we sincerely believe that the fight for the environment is not only our international obligation, but in the interest of this and the generations to come," the Prime Minister noted.

The Prime Minister said that Montenegro had long-term plans for development on the principles of low greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the development of a climate resilient economy.

"Our share of global emissions is extremely low - only 0.009%. We have further defined the extremely ambitious goal of reducing them by at least 30% by 2030 (compared to the 1990 level), wanting to send a strong and clear message - we will do everything in our power. The Montenegrin economy has been experiencing dynamic growth for several years, with a projected investment of over EUR 1.7 billion in environmental protection. Primarily through capital development projects in the field of energy, transport, tourism, industry and agriculture," PM Marković stressed at the COP 25 Conference in Madrid.
The Prime Minister told our journalists after the conference that Montenegro, as a small country, showed not only its desire but also confirmed its readiness and concrete policies in the field of environmental protection and climate change.

"So there is no dilemma that by 2030 we will fulfill our obligations to reduce negative emissions," the Prime Minister said, adding that the fact that Montenegro is the only country in Europe which adpoted the Law on the Protection against Climate Change and it is a good example of our country's responsible attitude.