Uruguay highlights that a healthy environment is crucial for development

September 26, 2015

The Uruguayan Minister of Housing, Land Management and the Environment, Eneida de León, highlighted today at the UN the need to apply global actions to mitigate climate change and pointed out that her country is already carrying out work in this regard, especially to assist the most vulnerable sectors.

“However, we emphatically state that those who have contributed the most to their generation are primarily responsible for mitigating their causes and facilitating the adaptation of those who suffer from their effects.”

During her speech at the UN Summit on Sustainable Development, the Uruguayan Minister pointed out that her country celebrates the inclusion of environmental challenges on the agenda for the next fifteen years and stressed that “without a healthy environment there is no viable development effort.” .

Eneida de León stated that the course of development must be changed, seeking more humane and just models, and that they will surely be diverse, as are the cultures and history of each nation.

He also underlined the universal, cross-cutting and multidimensional nature of the 17 goals included in the Agenda for 2030, adopted on Friday by the member states, adding that this offers the international community a unique opportunity to move towards more just and inclusive societies.

September 26, 2015

The Uruguayan Minister of Housing, Land Management and the Environment, Eneida de León, highlighted today at the UN the need to apply global actions to mitigate climate change and pointed out that her country is already carrying out work in this regard, especially to assist the most vulnerable sectors.

“However, we emphatically state that those who have contributed the most to their generation are primarily responsible for mitigating their causes and facilitating the adaptation of those who suffer from their effects.”

During her speech at the UN Summit on Sustainable Development, the Uruguayan Minister pointed out that her country celebrates the inclusion of environmental challenges on the agenda for the next fifteen years and stressed that “without a healthy environment there is no viable development effort.” .

Eneida de León stated that the course of development must be changed, seeking more humane and just models, and that they will surely be diverse, as are the cultures and history of each nation.

He also underlined the universal, cross-cutting and multidimensional nature of the 17 goals included in the Agenda for 2030, adopted on Friday by the member states, adding that this offers the international community a unique opportunity to move towards more just and inclusive societies.