Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cambodian PM blames wealth countries for climate change

(Posted by CAAI News Media)

PHNOM PENH, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday blamed the wealth and advanced countries for climatechange and global warming that pushed the planet to have weather change, irregular rainfall, flooding, disasters and storms.

"The wealthy and developed countries produced too much greenhouse gases and carbon dioxide and they pushed this world into danger, have climate change and global warming," Hun Sen madethe remarks at the First National Forum on Climate Change opened here Monday afternoon.

Calling those acts as "sins", the premier urged the wealthy countries to take more responsibility, to transfer modern technology and offer more aids to help poor countries who are veryvulnerable to climate change in order to cope with the climate change.

However, the premier said that "we still have to have international cooperation to prevent and deal with the climate change and global warming."

Cambodia is doing everything that contributes to reduce carbon dioxide emission and set up the policies to protect, conserve the forestry and replant the forestry in the country, he said, adding that currently, Cambodia had stopped exporting the woods to foreign countries even though it is the national income resource.

He, meantime, asked wealth countries and developed countries to pour more fund to help poor countries and least developed countries.

Hun Sen also said that Cambodia will continue to stand on own help in saving the climate without waiting the assistance from the wealthy and developed countries.

Cambodia will respect the U.N. convention of climate change and Kyoto Protocols and will make its effort to follow these legal tools, he noted.

"We also supported to use solar energy system for people and also support to use renewal of energy for local people," he added. "This event will help to share experience and expand the cooperation with other partners in climate change projects."

Editor: Wang Guanqun

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