Emmanuel Macron speaks at the COP27 leaders’ conference
“There can be no climate change to adjust to the war launched by Russia on Ukrainian soil (…). We see many of our states affected by the effects of climate change. Basically, we have only one duty: to keep working.The French head of state announced during the COP27 leaders’ conference in Sharm el-Sheikh. “We will not sacrifice our climate commitments under Russia’s energy threat”he added.
“We both need to get our economies off coal and help developing countries do so as soon as possible.”, Emmanuel Macron continued. He said France would invest one billion euros to support South Africa in phasing out coal. “With a strategy based on renewables, nuclear energy, energy conservation”. It would be rejected with other countries like Indonesia, India or Senegal.
The French president also made a plea “Prohibition of Deep Sea Exploitation”. “Oceans are what space was just a few years ago: the new frontier for cooperation and multilateralism.”He declared.
Emmanuel Macron also promised to establish “Positive Security Programs” to protect “Critical Ecosystems: Ancient Forests, Peatlands, Mangroves or Wetlands”. “Therefore, we urgently need to recognize special status for these ecosystems and provide host states with political and financial commitments to protect them.”It was in Gabon, Colombia and the Philippines, he said “joined” For this approach during Monday’s meeting at COP27.
The President finally addressed the question “Climate Justice”Recognizing that a “Trust breaks down between North and South”. Emmanuel Macron has urged rich countries to honor their financial obligations to help emerging economies complete their energy transition.
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