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Conclusions of the Climate Change Conference in Warsaw (COP19) – Joint communiqué (November 26, 2013)

Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Philippe Martin, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, welcome the conclusion of the conference in Warsaw, during which France was appointed chair of the 2015 Climate Conference.

The Warsaw conference allows us to take an essential step toward reaching a universal agreement on climate change in Paris in 2015 thanks to the EU’s persistence. All states must declare their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions before the Paris conference so that they can be assessed in the first half of 2015.

This conference also made it possible to make progress on providing support to the most vulnerable countries through a deal on climate financing. In addition, an agreement was adopted on institutional arrangements relating to the loss and damage suffered by developing countries as a result of climate change.

2014 must be the year in which we aim to effectively fight climate change which is already costing too many lives. The countries must make commitments to limiting temperature increase to below 2°C. Exchanges at the conference confirmed to us that most of our partners are ready to make commitments. France is mobilized and will spare no effort to ensure the success of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference.


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