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Nicaragua ratifies commitment with the environment at UN Climate Summit
Nicaragua ratified its peace vocation and sustainable development commitment under the principles expressed in the United Nations Charter.
On behalf of the President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, Halleslevens stated that climate change is one of the world’s greatest political challenges of our times and that “it should occupy a place among the fundamental topics on our international agenda”. Nicaragua’s Vice-President added that the key multilateral political stage for discussions, negotiations and adaptations of national and international commitments about climate change is and should always be the United Nations Framework Conventions.
Halleslevens also addressed Nicaragua’s efforts in transforming its energy generation matrix by diversifying renewable energy sources, prioritizing energetic efficiency and broadening energy access. From 2007 to 2013, Nicaragua’s renewable energy sources in the generation matrix increased from 25 percent to 52 percent. “In 2018 we expect to reach a 74 percent of renewables and in 2020 90 percent, based on national and foreign investment, including concessions under the scheme of construction, operation and transfer”, added the Vice-President.
The Climate Summit, titled “Catalyzing Action”, was hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for heads of state and government, as well as leaders of business, finance and civil society, to catalyze action on climate change. The one-day summit brought together 120 heads of state and will be followed by a climate negotiation meeting in Lima in December 2014, to discuss the post-2020 agreement and pre-2020 action.
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