Fighting climate change is common responsibility - PM Karins

  • 2021-11-25
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Flighting climate change is our greatest challenge and it can only be tackled together, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said in his address at the 13th ASEM Summit.

At the meeting, which took place via videoconference, the Latvian prime minister said that Latvia, along with other European Union (EU) member states is committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. To accomplish this, it is necessary to modernize and restructure the economy, Karins said. 

The prime minister also draw attention to the problem of water pollution and stressed Latvia's resolve to promote sustainable economic growth in order to reduce the pollution of the Baltic Sea. 

The Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM), established in 1996, is an informal platform for dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe.