Climate Community Gathering to Celebrate the Success of COP 21
On January 21, Ambassador of France to Singapore, Mr Dubertret gathered the actors of the « climate community » in Singapore at the Residence of France to celebrate the success of COP 21 in Paris which lead to an Agreement on climate change between 195 countries.
Ambassador Kwok, chief negotiator for climate issues in Singapore was the guest of honor of this reception and shared his impressions about the Paris conference with scholars, activists, diplomats and officials of the climate community present at this occasion.
In response to the climate challenge, the Paris agreement highlights the commitment by all parties to limit the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to ensure that efforts are continued to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C, and recognises that States have common but differentiated responsibilities, depending on their respective capabilities and their different national circumstances. It also takes into account the level of development and the specific needs of particularly vulnerable countries, for example.
Beyond financial commitments, the Paris agreement signals the absolute need to redirect the global economy towards a low-carbon model.
The French presidency will last until the next COP which will take place in November 2016 in Morocco.