Economic Cooperation Organization

ECO Secretary General Ambassador Khusrav Noziri participated in the opening session of the 7th International Conference on Climate Change on January 29, 2024, in Tehran. 

Addressing the Conference as a keynote speaker, Ambassador Noziri highlighted the environmental, economic and social challenges and opportunities that climate change can bring to the ECO region. While underlining the dependence of collective economic and social well-being on nature, he emphasized the need to invest in our future by including the full value of nature in economic decision-making, as well as decoupling economic growth from resource use and greenhouse gas emissions.

The Secretary General further noted that the ECO Region has the potential to become a forerunner in global transition to green development. It requires more inclusive and effective multilateralism and reinvigorating regional and global cooperation, he added. Ambassador Noziri also called upon all stakeholders to accelerate action to pave the way for brave decisions and decisive plans for collective climate action. He also recalled that the next UN Climate Change Conference (COP29) will be held later this year in the Republic of Azerbaijan and will provide an excellent opportunity to promote the regional climate change agenda.

The Vice President and the Head of Department of Environment, and the Minister of Roads and Urban Development of the Islamic Republic of Iran also delivered statements at the opening ceremony of the Conference.