H.E. Mr. Tharman Shammugaratnam

June 16, 2014

“Achieving a just transition will not and must not be a zero-sum game. By investing at significantly higher levels, by spreading innovations for both climate mitigation and adaptation around the globe, and by ensuring adequate long-term finance for the developing world, we must make this a gain for all nations. The Sharm El Sheikh guidebook provides a practical guide for implementing this just transition. It will take extraordinary ambition in partnership among the public, private and philanthropic sectors to achieve this. But there has never been a larger opportunity for us to spur growth, solidarity and achieve better and safer lives for communities everywhere.”

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