Azerbaijani President: Every year, we see how Caspian Sea is becoming shallower

Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

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# 02 March 2024 10:56 (UTC +04:00)

"I think this is part of our overall green agenda and our feeling of responsibility," President Ilham Aliyev said in an interview with Euronews TV channel, APA reports.

"Because the country rich with fossil fuel should be among the frontrunners in green transition. We do it not because we lack traditional resources, but because we want to contribute using the financing, using the revenues, which we get from oil and gas sales, to invest in renewables and to create a common understanding about the need for that."

The head of state also touched upon the shallowing of the Caspian Sea: "We see it here in Baku every year. Every year, we see how the Caspian Sea is becoming shallower. Everybody who lives by the seaside sees it, even here in the center of Baku. So, we see the implication and dangerous implication of the climate change. Less water in our rivers, less snow in our mountains, less water in the Caspian Sea. And if we don't address this issue with passion and with the commitment, then all of us will suffer."