President: Peru works on high-standard environmental investments

14:04 | New York (U.S.), Sep. 25.

President Martin Vizcarra on Tuesday affirmed Peru works hard to create a legal framework so that high-standard environmental and social investments —under a productive, protective, and inclusive approach— can enter the country.

According to the Head of State, the Inca nation is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, adding its great biodiversity is Peruvian men and women's main natural capital. 

In this sense, the top official explained it is necessary to overcome poverty through responsible investments in order to fight this issue. 

"(…) our poorest population is the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change," he expressed. 

The President went on to add his administration's first action was to enact the Framework Climate Change Law. 

Its goal is to reduce Peru's vulnerability to climate change and benefit from growth opportunities aimed at achieving a low-emission development. 

"Moreover, we are one of the few countries that rely on a Climate Change and Gender Action Plan, as women are the most vulnerable among the vulnerable (ones)," the statesman pointed out.

Later, the leader indicated everyone has a moral obligation to protect the planet for the next generations, thus ensuring the right to a healthy environment. 

"This is a personal conviction and a State policy. I assure you Peru will continue promoting actions at the national and international levels to effectively fight climate change," Vizcarra said. 

Remarks were made during his speech at the Plenary Meeting of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly currently underway in New York City.


Publicado: 25/9/2018