On the 30th of May, President Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan took part in the digital Partnership for Green Growth and Global Goals-2030 (P4G) summit, which was held in Seoul. The agenda of the two-day Forum covered the issues of overcoming the consequences of climate change, "green" recovery and ensuring carbon neutrality, as well as achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and implementing the provisions of the Paris Climate Agreement.
In his speech, the president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, emphasized on Uzbekistan’s on commitment to live up to Paris Climate Agreement and its Social Development Goals. The president also took the chance to thank international partners for supporting Uzbekistan’s recently adopted UN special general assembly resolution, which identifies the Aral Sea region as a zone of environmental innovations and technologies.
By attending to and speaking at the summit, president Mirziyoyev confirmed to the world that Uzbekistan is ready for the 21st century and for the challenges which it entails. The Aral Sea disaster is a stark reminder of how important it is to act on climate, and Uzbekistan is showing that it is willing to solve the issue, which has steadily developed over the last 60 years. The Aral Sea Disaster impacts not only Uzbekistan, but also many countries downstream and around the Aral Sea; therefore, a global approach on climate is the only realistic approach to take for Uzbekistan.
By communicating Uzbekistan’s concerns, ambitions, and its approach, president Mirziyoyev showed that Uzbekistan is willing to move towards a brighter future regarding climate and has also shown that Uzbekistan is a global player in an ever more connected world.