74TH UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2019, Environment

Turkey works with UN to tackle climate change issues

'Desertification, land degradation, air pollution obstruct sustainable development', says Turkish foreign minister

Betul Yuruk   | 27.09.2019
Turkey works with UN to tackle climate change issues


Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday said his country works with the United Nations to tackle the challenges of climate change and to protect environment. 

Mevlut Cavusoglu was speaking at an event on sustainable development goals, organized by Malaysia and Pakistan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

"Natural disasters such as extreme weather conditions, drought and floods are expected to rise in near future. International community should support the establishment of technical and legal resistance mechanism against these disasters," Cavusoglu said.

He went on to say that environmental problems like desertification, land degradation and air pollution obstruct sustainable development.

"We should integrate sustainable development goals with national development plans and policies. It is important. It is very important that all parties are involved in this process. Close cooperation […] and coordinated international efforts are necessary,” he added.

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