“We need a strong World Health Organization to better prepare the world for new pandemics if we are to have them in the future,” said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
Von der Leyen has stated that the European Union is expected to produce 3.5 billion doses of the Covid vaccine by 2022, most of which will be exported to third countries.
Also in a press conference shortly before the start of the G20 Summit in Rome, she said that in this meeting will also be discussed issues related to the Covid pandemic, plans for preparation in case of new pandemics, for the recovery of the global economy. , as well as the fight against climate change.
As for the Covid pandemic, Von der Layen said the G20 countries are expected to commit to achieving 70% of the world’s population vaccination, adding that this is an ambitious plan that will be fully supported.
As for climate change, she said that the G20 countries account for 80% of emissions and have the responsibility to act quickly.
“We need leadership for credible commitments to reach the zero emissions target by 2050 to achieve the goal of reducing global warming,” she said.
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