Russian government approves the Paris Agreement

Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin will sign the Paris climate agreement on behalf of the Russian Federation
Russian government approves the Paris Agreement
20 April 08:39 2016 Print This Article

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree on approval of the Paris climate agreement, which was adopted on December 12, 2015 within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), reports the website of the Government. The Cabinet of Ministers approved the Paris Agreement on April 14.

The government stressed that the strategic goal of the Paris agreement is to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C .

The agreement also includes articles that guarantee taking into consideration “the forest factor and the importance of global adaptation of all countries for climate change”, on which Russia was particularly insisting.

In mid-December, representatives of 195 countries at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the UNFCC in Paris have adopted by consensus an universal binding agreement on climate. The signing of the agreement will be opened in the UN headquarters in New York from April 22, 2016. Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin will sign the agreement on the behalf of the Russian Federation.

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