President Cyril Ramaphosa says the covid-19 pandemic has set back global efforts to eradicate poverty, and to narrow in-equality.
He participated in the G20 Leaders’ Summit this past weekend, and said that the pandemic will have major, long-term economic and social effects on all countries across the globe.
He says there should, in a post-covid-19 World, be greater focus on creating a more just, equal society.
He also says that South Africa’s new Integrated Resource Plan, will help boost the country’s efforts to build a more sustainable, future economy.
Ramaphosa says that more focus should be placed on integrating renewable energies into African countries’ energy-mix, to help them better prepare for the future.
He also called for more funding to be channeled to African countries, to help create these greener and more resilient economies
— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) November 21, 2020
"Our recovery from the crisis requires that we redouble our efforts to meet our global obligations as reflected in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – particularly our commitment to leave no-one behind and help those furthest behind first." Statement by pic.twitter.com/oDsMwARGuA
— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) November 22, 2020