President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said that the impactsof climate change and related challenges are increasing including in Yemen
Addressing the Conference of the Parties, the signatories of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) in Bonn, Hadi said: "This COP 23 is being held amid a remarkable increase in the negative impacts of the climate change especially in the LDCs including our country."
Hadi said "the increased rates of drought, desertification, and change of rainfall patterns, rise of the rate and severity of storms and natural disasters in our country contributed to the increased prevalence of epidemicsand diseases."
He cited the climatic threats faced by Socotra archipelago which is on the World Heritage List for its abundant biodiversity. "It has been subjected to numerous natural storms because of the negative impacts of climate change," said Hadi.
Hadi said that climatic challenges come in synch with the challenge of defining battle that Yemen with Arab backing is locked in "to restore power following the September 2014 coup d'état that the Houthi-Saleh militias conducted with support from the sponsor of terrorism in the Middle East and the world, Iran. "
Hadi said that Socotra needs UN sponsored programs to "assess the damages (of storms) to maintain its unique biodiversity."
"Our basic choice as a least developed country is to adapt to these negative impacts of climate change and try (our best) to curb its impacts on the humans, the environment and economy."