France welcomes new pledges for climate summit

Climate disruption/Russia’s contribution for COP21 – Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, President of COP21

Paris, 31 March 2015

I welcome Russia’s publication of its national contribution for the COP21 [Paris Climate Conference]. It sets a target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25-30% by 2030 compared to 1990.

Russia is the sixth party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to publish its contribution.

The six parties’ contributions, which account for nearly a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, are an important stage in preparations for the Paris conference.

I encourage all countries to publish their national contributions as soon as possible, in accordance with the decision taken at the COP19 in Warsaw and confirmed at the COP20 in Lima.

Climate disruption/presentation of the United States’ contribution for the COP21 – Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, President of the COP21

Paris, 31 March 2015

I welcome the publication by the United States of its contribution to the COP21 [Paris Climate Conference]. This contribution confirms the objective of reducing American greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% compared to 2005 levels by 2025, announced at the US-China Summit on 12 November 2014.

This objective confirms the commitment of the United States, under Barack Obama’s presidency, to the fight against climate disruption. It is consistent with the more ambitious long-term objective of reducing emissions by 80% or more by 2050.

After Switzerland, the European Union, Norway and Mexico, the contribution of the United States – the world’s second largest emitter – represents a further step forward in the process of preparing for the COP21 in Paris. I encourage all countries to publish their national contributions as soon as possible, in accordance with the decision taken at the COP19 in Warsaw and confirmed at the COP20 in Lima.

Climate disruption/presentation of Mexico’s contribution for the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) – Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, President of the Paris Climate Conference

Paris, 28 March 2015

I wholeheartedly welcome Mexico’s announcement of its contribution for the Paris Climate Conference (COP21).

It is ambitious: among other things, it provides for an unconditional reduction, in absolute terms, in the country’s greenhouse gas emissions from 2026, whilst confirming a long-term target for 2050. It also provides for a significant increase in the goal set for 2030 in the event of international financial support.

I would like this contribution, the fourth after that of Switzerland, the European Union and Norway, to be swiftly followed by other ambitious announcements, in accordance with the commitments made along these lines during the Warsaw Climate Conference (COP19) and confirmed during the Lima Climate Conference (COP20). These contributions will be essential factors in the Paris Conference’s necessary success.

Published on 28/04/2015

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