Ramos-Horta on Timor-Leste using fossil fuels – ‘Please don’t lecture me’

Sep 7, 2022 | International Relations, Presidency

The president of Timor-Leste, José Ramos-Horta, has hit back at a question over the negative climate outcomes of the Greater Sunrise gas project. He said the US, Europeans and Australia ‘were the ones who polluted the whole world with coal, with oil and everything that you can imagine’.

Ramos-Horta then said that if developed countries give Timor-Leste $100bn, they will ‘give up on the Greater Sunrise development … other than that, please don’t lecture me’