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Rwanda’s Prime Minister Calls for Global Action on Environmental Challenges at UN Environment Assembly

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Rwanda’s Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente, delivered a powerful speech at the sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, calling for effective, inclusive, and sustainable multilateral actions to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.

Representing President Paul Kagame, Dr. Ngirente thanked the host country, Kenya, and the United Nations Environment Programme for convening the important assembly.

Dr. Ngirente emphasized the need for international cooperation to address global environmental challenges, stating that national efforts alone cannot save the environment from pollution. He highlighted Rwanda’s commitment to over 16 multilateral environmental agreements, showcasing the country’s compliance with their obligations.

The Prime Minister also expressed Rwanda’s support for the High Ambition Coalition’s call for a global target to reduce plastic production to sustainable levels, along with a dedicated fund for implementation. He urged delegates to build on the resolutions and commitments made during previous UNEA sessions, including the Plastics Treaty Resolution co-authored by Peru and Rwanda.

Dr. Ngirente concluded his speech by calling on delegates to work together to create a future full of hope and aspirations for future generations through concrete and sustainable actions. He emphasized the importance of the decisions made during the assembly in shaping the legacy left for generations to come.

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