Bulgarian President: Fighting climate change is moral obligation and has a sound economic case

Fighting climate change is not only a moral obligation but also presents a sound economic case across the world, Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev has told the COP21 meeting in Paris.

At the summit, from November 30 to December 11, countries’ leaders are expected to finalise the Paris Climate Agreement, a new global treaty to reduce climate-changing emissions.

“We are here today to support an agreement that would keep climate change below two degrees Celsius and will bring to a successful end two decades of intense climate negotiations. This agreement should also catalyze the transformation of the global economy,” Plevneliev told the summit on November 30.

Plevneliev said that in the past few years, the cost of clean energy declined dramatically.

“Our ability to reduce energy use has increased. Now, fighting climate change is not only our moral obligation, it also presents a sound economic case across the world.”

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