The speech of H.H Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jabir Al Sabah in the 22nd session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Marrakech, Morocco, Tuesday 15 November 2016.


In The Name Of Allah

Praise to Allah and prayers and peace be upon our faithful prophet Mohammed, his family and his companions.

Your Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco,,
Majesties, Highnesses and Excellences,,,
your Excellency the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon,,,

Alsalam Alikom Warahmatu Allah Wa Barakatu,,,

I am pleased at the outset to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to my brother H. Majesty King Mohammed VI and to the government and people of the Kingdom of Morocco for the warm reception, generous hospitality and the excellent preparation of this meeting. I also congratulate H.E Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in The Kingdom of Morocco for being elected to be president of this conference.

This remarkable level of participation today in this important international event of this meeting is a proof for the keenness of His Majesty the King to achieve what we seek and look forward to address the climate change, and on our awareness of the magnitude of the challenges facing our planet, days after the implementation of the Paris Agreement which reflects our serious efforts in repairing the climate system and the protection of our planet and its environment to restore its balance.

Your Majesties, Highnesses and Excellences,

My country Kuwait assured its commitment in participating with the international community in supporting the efforts of the United Nations to control climate change phenomenon through its active and continuous participation in negotiations to reduce the impact of the negative effects to this phenomenon, based on the principles and provisions of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and what followed, arriving to Paris agreement and implementing it as mandatory legal instruments as a basis of mutual cooperation taking in consideration the differing burdens and capacities and levels of sustainable development in developing countries .

Your Majesties, Highnesses and Excellences,

As a commitment of my country Kuwait to its international obligations, Kuwait voluntarily has placed a studied plans based on scientific and economic basis as provided to rehabilitate its oil installations, that the oil sector seeks to adopt a new strategy based on scientific and economic foundations which aims to reduce emissions. In addition, to develop mechanisms to implement and improve energy efficiency without affecting its fundamental interests, also its obligations in improving a clean industry, taking in consideration the benefit of the programs and the mechanisms scheduled in the framework of the Convention.

Also, Kuwait voluntarily seeks to introduce a renewable energy into its developmental projects, to ensure a sustainable energy supply for the future generations as a contribution in the reduction of the gas emissions in the atmosphere, and as participation with the international community's efforts in protecting the climate system for the benefit of the present and the future generations.
In this context I would like to assure you that we are about to complete the constitutional procedures for the ratification of the Paris climate agreement.

Your Majesties, Highnesses and Excellences,

With a great hope we are looking forward to reflect what we have felt from a global consciousness and awareness in cooperation in order to reduce the effects of climate change in Marrakech Conference, to be a turning point in addressing the impact of this phenomenon and reduce it, to work to achieve the goals that have been agreed at Paris Conference, and that will be through adopting the resolutions for the pre- 2020 and beyond, in light of the amendments made and approved at Doha Conference and completing the terms of Paris Agreement.

My country Kuwait also hopes that the developed countries would commit in playing its leading role in reducing emissions, and help the developing countries through creating resources for financing and transferring technology, and to build capacity to adapt with the negative effects of the climate change, also the negative effects resulted from measures of the climate change mitigations. In particular, countries with economies based on the production and export of fossil fuels as the one and only source of income.

In conclusion,

I repeat my thanks to all of you, wishing all the best to the works of our meeting.

Wa Al-Salam Alaikom Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatu,,,


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