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United Nations, April 22 – RIA Novosti. The ceremony of signing of the Paris agreement to combat global climate change ended Friday at the UN headquarters in New York.
The document was signed in the total set of 175 countries, including Russia, from which in event was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin
“The participation of so many countries (ceremony) and leaders leaves no doubt that the world is committed to take action on climate next critical step -.. to ensure that the agreement will enter into force as a can be faster, “- said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the results.
He also said that after two weeks will make co-chair of the meeting, “the Climate 2016″ in Washington.
“This will be another opportunity to move forward on climate. We will gather the leaders and experts of many areas, including government, business, civil society and the scientific community “, – the secretary general said,
in the middle of December, representatives of 196 parties to the UN Framework Convention on climate change (195 countries and the European Union) have signed in Paris the first universal binding agreement. climate. The Russian government has approved a document on April 14.
This document will determine the post-2020 greenhouse gas emissions and measures to prevent climate change. Paris climate agreement does not imply abandonment of fossil fuels, global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) is not limited. However, without exception, countries should take their national targets to reduce emissions, technological upgrading and adaptation to climate change.
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