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Ladies and gentlemen, Dear friends,
Today, here at the National Library of Pristina, we launch together the campaign on Environment and the Climate Diplomacy Week.
We all know Kosovo. We are all familiar with its beautiful trees, forests, beautiful landscapes and rich biodiversity.
However, we all know Kosovo:
All these natural beauties can sometimes be neglected; polluted:
Let me say that the European Union has done a lot for the environment in Kosovo. And is committed to do even more in the future
The EU is the leading donor for the improvement of the environment in Kosovo.
A large number of EU projects have a direct or indirect impact on the environment. Let me mention:
We are planning even more for the future:
Ladies and gentlemen,
The fact that Kosovo is still not part of the Paris Agreement on climate change does not mean that it is an isolated, remote island.
Kosovo is a key EU partner in the Balkans region, and needs to take steps in the direction that is in our common global interest:
To build a low-emission, climate-resilient economy and healthier society.
Environment is one of the crucial sectors for Kosovo’s path towards the European Union.
NOW is the right moment to focus on the best solutions for the protection of the environment.
A long list of regulations already adopted is still awaiting full implementation.
Several legal procedure and actions have to be undertaken.
The longer we delay the protection of the environment in Kosovo the higher the environmental pollution will become
This is why we strongly wanted these campaigns, the Environment Campaign and the Climate Diplomacy Week
The campaign on the Environment will last thru 14 of December, covering four principal thematic:
You have seen a sample of the two short movies, you will see more in a minute; and in the next months on TV and social media. We will sponsor debates and events throughout Kosovo for the next months.
The Climate Diplomacy Week will last from today Monday until next Sunday 30 September in close cooperation with the Embassies of France and Germany in Kosovo. You will hear more about that in a moment.
Through this endeavour over the next months we will raise awareness
So let's protect the environment in Kosovo
Let's give Green a chance in Kosovo