Leader of Free Homeland Party of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic), president of the Board of Trustees of Shushi Technological University, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan has addressed a letter to Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres.
Armenian News-NEWS.am presents the letter in its entirety:
“We welcome the 25th UN Climate Change Conference that was launched on December 2 in Madrid and inform that we completely share the UN’s concerns about and efforts against global warming.
As the former Prime Minister of the unrecognized Republic of Artsakh, I can state that, as a result of the programs for production of renewable energy launched in 2008, over the past decade, we have managed to provide all parts of our small republic with renewable energy. Today, I proudly state that, besides being self-sufficient at the expense of renewable energy, we have become a state that exports electricity without receiving any financial support from abroad and being in a military conflict with the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Neither the conflict with Azerbaijan nor the international status of Artsakh can deprive us of the right to fully be a part of the world and take part in the resistance to global challenges since global issues don’t recognize borders and status.
In your call for the fight against climate change and global warming, you set a bar for the next decade, that is, up to 45% reduction of heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions. We join your call and declare that the Republic of Artsakh will use all of its potential to reduce those gas emissions up to 70%. The Republic of Artsakh has created all the preconditions to turn the country into a predominantly green state, and I am certain that the day will come when my beloved homeland will become one of the most exemplary states in the world.
Respect the rights of our people, especially since they are ready to be the frontrunners in the fight against the issues facing our planet.”