Uzbekistan plans to triple the share of renewable energy sources in the next ten years, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev said in his speech at the second International Summit "Partnership for Green Growth and Global Goals - 2030", Trend reports citing Uzbek national news agency.
“Unfortunately, climate change is increasing. In Central Asia, the average annual temperature over the past 30 years has increased by about one degree. A deep concern is a decline in the flow of the main rivers and biodiversity in our region. The problems of greenhouse gas and large-scale air pollution are aggravating. There is no longer any doubt that countries' actions to achieve green development goals must be more active and more effective. We have no other choice," Mirziyoyev said.
Also, according to the president of Uzbekistan, within the framework of the Paris Agreement, Uzbekistan pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent by 2030. In addition, the country is closely cooperating with neighboring states in the development of the large hydropower potential of our region.
Mirziyoyev also proposed to launch a special program to attract young people to build a "green" economy, to hold an international conference "Green Energy for Developing Countries" in Uzbekistan next year.
He also noted that Uzbekistan is ready to join the P4G partnership and become its full participant.