Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has joined world leaders in Glasgow, Scotland, who gathered for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) to discuss urgent action for combating a rapidly warming world.
In his remarks at the opening ceremony, Monday Dbeibah thanked the United Kingdom and Italy for organizing the summit and praised their role in the issue of climate change.
Dbeibah detailed his government's efforts in addressing the climate crisis and noted that the Government of National Unity (GNU) established upon taking office a ministry to deal with environmental issues and a national committee to deal with climate change. "The Paris Agreement on Climate Change was also recently ratified because of our belief in the importance of this file," Dbeibah said.
"From this platform, we call on the major countries participating in the summit to fulfill the pledges they made in previous conferences and to take executive measures by paying the contributions they promised for the benefit of developing countries."
During the summit, the PM commended the outcomes of the first Riyadh summit of the Green Middle East Initiative that established a regional roadmap to review the challenges of climate change.
Libya participated in the Riyadh summit with a delegation headed by the Presidential Council Head Muhammed Menfi.
Dbeibah reaffirmed to the group his country's commitment to supporting a new approach based on green consumption and low-carbon development and taking further steps to stop greenhouse gas emissions.
He expressed readiness to switch to natural gas instead of liquid fuels that operate many electrical plants in Libya, as well as stopping the burning of millions of cubic meters of gas associated with the oil industries.
"At the end of this month, we will launch renewable energy projects to produce 500 megawatts, and we affirm that our national plan will take into account all national conditions and entitlements, as well as the 2030 sustainable development goals, in line with the outcomes of the Paris Agreement."
On the sidelines of the summit, the Prime Minister held several bilateral meetings with leaders and heads of states participating in the conference.