Saudi minister says climate fight should not avoid any particular energy source

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Saudi Arabia’s top energy official said on Wednesday that efforts to tackle climate change should not undermine global energy security or avoid a particular energy source, and denied that the kingdom is seeking to obstruct international talks On the question.

The comments from the top producer of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries come as UK hosts of the ongoing United Nations climate summit in Scotland strive to secure ambitious pledges from world leaders to cut carbon emissions. greenhouse gases, mainly oil, coal and gas.

“It is imperative that we recognize the diversity of climate solutions and the importance of reducing emissions as stipulated in the Paris Agreement, without any bias towards or against a particular energy source,” said Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud at the press conference. Mountain peak.

He added that negotiators should be “aware of the special situation of the least developed countries”, some of which have resisted calls for an aggressive abandonment of fossil fuels because of the economic costs.

“We must work together to help these countries mitigate the impact of climate change policies, without compromising their sustainable development,” he said.


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