President of the twentieth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC Manuel Pulgar-Vidal and COP 21 President Laurent Fabius have released a joint statement on their expectations for 2015.
29 December 2014: The President of the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC Manuel Pulgar-Vidal and COP 21 President Laurent Fabius have released a joint statement outlining their expectations for 2015.
Expressing the hope that a global agreement will be reached in 2015 to limit temperature rise to 2°C above pre-industrial levels, Pulgar-Vidal and Fabius emphasize that: the “scientific reality of climate disruption and its serious consequences” are established; the “means to act” are known; and the expected benefits of global action are clear.
In the joint statement, they highlight the need for political will for each country to “commit itself” in order to enable, based on the results of COP 20 held in Lima, Peru, in December 2014, the conclusion of an ambitious agreement in Paris in December 2015. Pulgar-Vidal and Fabius further pledge their dedication to reaching this agreement. [France Diplomatie Press Release]