Prime Minister Harris Lobbies For Taiwan at COP21

(ZIZ News) While addressing 154 Heads of State and Governments at the 2015 Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris praised the Republic of China (Taiwan) for its strong commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

On the opening day of a two-day COP21 high-level conference aimed at producing the first Global Climate Accord in more than 20 years, Prime Minister Harris stressed the contribution made by a Small Island Developing State like St. Kitts and Nevis in reducing its emissions footprint through investments in solar and wind farms, and embarking on exploratory assessment of potential geothermal capacity.

He said however, that much of that would not be possible without the Republic of China (Taiwan), which was categorised as a development partner.

The Prime Minister urged the United Nations and signatory member states to integrate the Republic of China on Taiwan into the climate change negotiation process, noting that “they should be considered, at the least, to become an observer to the convention.”

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