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Ambassador Kornelios Korneliou
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the UN


High-Level SDG Action Event –Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda

United Nations, 23 March 2017

Statement delivered by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the UN, H.E. Ambassador Kornelios Korneliou

 Mr. President,

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement of the European Union and would like to add some remarks in its national capacity.

The consequences of climate change on our planet are well known. It is crucial that our actions be well informed and based on scientific data, research and evidence. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change has offered an international sense of hope to the peoples around the earth that the world is serious about reversing the current situation. Furthermore, the Agenda 2030 and SDG13 highlighted even more the international determination to fight climate change. [Read more]