South African President Addresses G20 Leaders SummitNews
On Tuesday, November 15, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke at a working meeting on food and energy security at the G20 leaders’ summit in Bali. This was reported on the official website of the South African government.
The head of state emphasized that the outcomes of both COP27 and the current summit of leaders should confirm the principles of fairness and “common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities.”
The South African leader added that the industrialized countries of the G20 must demonstrate more ambitious climate action and meet their financial commitments to emerging economies.
“South Africa will continue to be involved in the fight against climate change through the energy transition. We call on the G20 to support the African Renewable Energy Initiative as a means to bring clean energy to the continent on African terms,” Ramaphosa added.
He noted that this can best be achieved with the entry of the African Union into the G20 as a permanent member.
“Only through collective and united action will we be able to solve the problems of lack of food and energy security throughout the world,” the President summed up.
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