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President Kagame advises on climate change
Published on 13-10-2016 - at 08:59' by Théophile Niyitegeka

President Paul Kagame has emphasized that countries have abilities of realizing remarkable progress in resilience against climate change devastations noting that the faster countries summon the efforts, the more costs towards mitigation are reduced and conserving the environment.

President Kagame has made the remarks today as he addressed participants from across the World attending the 28th meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol.

The meeting that kicked off on 10th to end on 14th October, 2016 in Kigali concentrates on reforming of Montreal Protocol with the aim of eliminating hydrofluorocarbons [HFCs] used in refrigerators thus posing negative effects to the Ozone Layer.

“We must not be satisfied with incomplete development while we have strength to solve all problems. The faster we work , the less the cost of our activities affected by environment change will become and make it inhabitable by our children,” he said.

President Kagame has said that climate change resilience must not be left as a responsibility of governments only but experts in science and private investors should as well play their role.

President Kagame has said that the resolutions to be taken in Kigali will build on efforts of Paris Agreements for Climate Change resilience and induce hope that the international community is capable of resisting problems beyond climate change.

Erik Solheim, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme has said that it possible to shape history and reduce global warming if countries work together.

“We can only solve our problems if we put our efforts together. No country can solely solve a problem shared in common with many countries. Collaboration is necessary,” he said.

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Participants of the 28th meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol
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President Paul Kagame addressing his remarks to participants from across the World attending the 28th meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol.
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Erik Solheim, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme

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President Paul Kagame


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