“We see from the long sweep of human history, that problems gets solved if we do two things. The first is to know, the second is to act on the basis of the evidence that we know. That is what I see happening here today,” said Mr. Lewis.
“By launching this plan Iran now becomes one of a very small number of countries that is acting in this evidence-based way. The UN – and specifically UNDP – is extremely proud to be involved with Iran in this journey to both mitigate and adapt to climate change.”
Also speaking at the event was Dr. Saeed Motessadi, Deputy Head of the Department of Environment who stated: “Iran ranks among the top 10 countries in the production of greenhouse gases. We should not be waiting for disaster to strike, we should plan ahead and the national strategic plan will guide the country towards the right path to overcome these challenges.”
The event took place at the Department of Environment in the presence of government officials, members of Iran’s academia and the media.