NEW YORK, OCTOBER 3 – With 2017 being, to date, the second hottest year on record with an unprecedented season of natural disasters, climate change remains urgent and undeniable. Italy reiterates its commitment to the Paris Agreement and will continue to work toward the transition to a green economy and to a world where sustainable energy is accessible to all, the Italian Deputy Representative to the UN Inigo Lambertini said today in his opening address to the Second Committee of the General Assembly.
“A depleted planet cannot sustain consistent efforts for the eradication of poverty nor the challenges of sustainable development that remain at the core of the Agenda and, thus, of the work of the Second Committee. In June’s Conference, we pledged to save our Oceans, with 1,400 voluntary commitments: we commend this achievement and reaffirm our commitment, particularly in addressing marine litter and protecting the marine ecosystem through the 10×20 initiative”, Lambertini said.
Italy is one of the Vice Chairs of the current sessions. Yesterday the Italian government approved its National Strategy for sustainable development to achieve the Agenda 2030 and implement the Paris Agreement.
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