Luxembourg pledges 140m euros to combat climate change
(JB) Luxembourg has pledged 140 million euros to combat climate change over the next 15 years, the Prime Minister said in a speech at the UN sustainable development summit in New York.
Speaking on Sunday, Xavier Bettel said that Luxembourg would engage significantly in international financing for climate action, which was one of 17 goals outlined in the new 2030 sustainable development programme adopted on Sunday.
“We will not overcome the major crises - migrations, wars and hunger, without restoring the dignity of men and women in respect of the land that feeds us,” he said, adding: “In this respect, Luxembourg is significantly engage in international financing for climate action. Our total contribution will amount to 120 million euros for the years of 2014-2020. "
Mr Bettel also stressed the importance of monitoring the goals outlined in the programme. He said: “Rigorous monitoring of implementation of measures adopted today will be crucial in order to objectively measure results and have an overview of progress".
Xavier Bettel was accompanied by Luxembourg Minister of Cooperation and Humanitarian Action Romain Schneider, and Environment Minister Carole Dieschbourg.
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