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Christodoulidis and Kadis participated today in the 'Let's do it! Cyprus'

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Christodoulidis and Kadis participated today in the campaign ‘Let’s do it! Cyprus ’

The need for collective action to tackle climate change was emphasized by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Christodoulidis, and the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Costas Kadis, who participated, on Saturday, in the 'Let's do it! Cyprus' for cleaning part of the Pediaio Linear Park.

Staff from both Ministries as well as members of foreign diplomatic missions and organizations in Nicosia took part in the action initiated by the Secretariat-General for European Affairs, in line with EU priorities to ensure a better quality of life, health and environment for today and future generations.

Christodoulidis and Kadis participated today in the campaign ‘Let’s do it! Cyprus ’

The event was also attended by the Mayor of Strovolos, Andreas Papacharalambous, and the Environment Commissioner, Clelia Vassiliou.

In his statements, Mr. Kadis stated that the issue of environment and its protection is not an issue dealt with by only one ministry, it is a matter of all citizens, all governments, all over the world.

“We are joining forces with the delegations of the diplomatic corps and sending the message that the whole world must work together for the salvation of the planet,” he said.

Christodoulidis and Kadis participated today in the campaign ‘Let’s do it! Cyprus ’

He added that tomorrow is an important day for climate change as leaders from around the world, including President Anastasiadis, gather in Glasgow to raise the ambition and goals of protecting the planet from climate change. .

“Messages will be sent from every corner of the earth that we must act immediately and we must act instantly to protect the planet. This message also leaves from today's event and I want to thank both the Commissioner for the Environment and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the mayor who is hosting us, but also obviously all those who gathered here to assist in this event, in cleaning the area and “They are sending the important message I have just mentioned,” said the Minister of Agriculture.

On his part, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Christodoulidis, stated that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is participating for the second year in the “Let's do it Cyprus” initiative. Our presence here, he said, sends the message of the need for collective action to tackle climate change. He added that this is a horizontal action that concerns all the Ministries and that is why it is discussed in many councils and of course at the level of heads of state and government.

“Our presence here sends the message about the need to protect, preserve and promote sustainable development and I am glad that a significant number of foreign delegations are participating in today's event, it also sends the message of this collective. “A country alone cannot deal with these threats posed by climate change, it needs this collectivity,” he said.

Christodoulidis and Kadis participated today in the campaign ‘Let’s do it! Cyprus ’

He added that today is not a coincidence, as the heads of state and the relevant ministers will gather in Glasgow tomorrow for a very important summit that “we hope will lead to very specific actions to address this global threat”.

The Mayor of Strovolos, Andreas Papacharalambous, said that sustainable development is a top priority for all local authorities. He added that within the framework of the Structural Funds 2021-27 and in cooperation with the competent Ministry, environmental issues are the first on the agenda and in cooperation with the other riparian municipalities of Lakatamia and Nicosia there is an action plan close to 30 million euros to strengthen actions in Pediaio Potamos, taking into account the biodiversity of the Park area which is rare.

The Commissioner for Environment, Clelia Vassiliou, thanked the Ministers for their presence and their willingness to organize, to strengthen their daily concern and activity for the environment.

He also said that the President will analyze in Glasgow the Cyprus initiative on the climate crisis, an initiative that finds the Mediterranean and the wider Middle East united in dealing with the common threat, as an area that is the first to be attacked. Referring to the ecosystem of Pediaio, she said that it is an amazing ecosystem that hosts a rich fauna, 100 different species of birds and the importance of today's action is very great.

The 'Let's do it!' Campaign Cyprus' is organized by the 'Together Cyprus' Volunteer Network, in collaboration with the Office of the Environment Commissioner and the Office of the Volunteer & NGO Commissioner. It is part of 'Let's do it, World!', A global cleanup campaign that aims to rid natural areas of the world of rubbish.

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Source: politis.com.cy

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