04 : 58 PM – 16/05/2018
Vienna, May 16 (BNA): Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr. Abdulhussain Mirza participated in the official opening of the World Energy Summit being held in Austria, to discuss the fight against climate change.
The minister earlier attended the Vienna Forum on Sustainable Energy.
The opening ceremony was held at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna in the presence of Austrian President Alexander van Darbelan and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
The Austrian Prime Minister, the Prime Minister of Denmark and the Prime Minister of Norway as well as former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who launched the R20 initiative to implement large and effective projects aimed at protecting the climate, were present.
Dr. Mirza said Bahrain supports climate change through sustainable development initiatives that encourage and promote the growth of strong, clean and environmentally friendly energy.
He said Bahrain has taken great strides and made a lot of achievements to activate the clean, renewable and sustainable energy use.
The minister said such participation comes in preparation for the submission of Bahrain’s national voluntary audit report at the high-level political forum to be held in New York in July.
Austria is an active partner in all initiatives and activities that work on climate and the environment, such as R20 initiative, which has strong partnerships with the United Nations and international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the European Investment Bank as well as with networks involved in different countries and regions.
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SOURCE: Bahrain News Agency