DUBAI, December 1. /TASS/. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has suggested using the resources that Western countries waste on wars to address environmental issues around the globe.
"Those speakers who were the first to take the floor talked about peace. They were saying that the planet must be kept clean and the future of grandchildren taken care of, while it is their countries that have unleashed and are waging the worst war on the planet," the Belarusian leader told the World Climate Summit in Dubai. "This is many trillions of dollars. Well, let's use this money to make and keep the planet clean. Then there will be no need to go door to door and beg for it."
Lukashenko stressed that "wars are the main source of filth on our continent."
"Let's put an end to this. The most important thing is to talk less and do more," Lukashenko said.
He urged the summit participants, especially the leading countries of the world, to carry "the burden of historical responsibility."
"First, make a proportionate contribution to solving the issues of climate security to repair the harm caused by a centuries-long thoughtless attitude to nature. Second, step up support for developing countries and economies in transition. Third, stop paying lip service to nature conservation and start acting in the name of preserving life on Earth," Lukashenko said.