Laurent Fabius welcomes international determination to adopt a universal climate agreement [fr]
Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, President of COP21
Paris, 3 August 2015
I welcome two important and positive decisions which strengthen the international community’s determination to adopt a universal climate agreement in Paris in December 2015.
On Sunday, the text of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was approved by negotiators from all UN member states with a view to its adoption at the summit in New York at the end of September. The text notably calls for an ambitious and universal agreement in Paris in December, and establishes a new sustainable development goal: urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
On Monday, President Obama adopted regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants. This plan demonstrates the United States’ commitment to the fight against climate disruption.