At the invitation of H.E. Mr. Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea, Hon’ble Lyonchhen H.E. (Dr.) Lotay Tshering participated in the 2021 P4G (Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030) Summit hosted virtually by the Republic of Korea from 30-31 May 2021. Lyonchhen addressed the Leader’s Session for the non-P4G partner countries on 30 May 2021 on the theme “Efforts of the International Community to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050”. Lyonchhen shared how Bhutan’s visionary monarchs have pursued policies that have safeguarded its environment and underlined how the development philosophy of Gross National Happiness balances development and natural heritage. Lyonchhen highlighted that just as we claim that the impacts of climate change see no geographical boundaries, investments in green recoveries by the bigger economies need not be confined within one’s own country as we are talking about one planet.
P4G is a global initiative launched in 2017 to address the most imminent challenges that our planet faces: responding to climate change and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The theme of the Summit is “Inclusive Green Recovery towards Carbon Neutrality”. The overarching aim of the Summit is to bring the international community closer together and strengthen climate action for the post-COVID world. The Summit also aims to unite the global resolve to achieve carbon neutrality and become a stepping stone for the COP 26 to be held in Glasgow.
62 leaders including 41 Heads of States and Governments and 21 leaders from international organizations are attending the Summit.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
30 May 2021