Georgian president: Georgia to export clean energy to Europe
Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec. 9 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
Georgia will soon become an exporter of clean energy to Europe, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said at an international climate change conference in Cancun this week.
Saakashvili also said that Georgia is ready to take part in activities to halt climate change and could become a model country in this sphere.
"The fight against the suspension of climate change is not reserved to only big countries, small countries also can conduct advanced research and introduce advanced technologies that will help the world overcome the problem," he said.
Saakashvili stressed that "the debate time on this issue has already run out and it is time to act." He added that the Georgian authorities will soon switch to electric vehicles that will significantly reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere.
Saakashvili said Georgia is located on the crossroads of an energy-rich region, where fuel has served as the cause of many armed conflicts.
The president stressed that, through the development of clean energy, it is possible to ensure that fuel will not be used as a weapon of political pressure. He also said that after joining the Copenhagen Agreement, Georgia has completely fulfilled its requirements.