Q– Syria stated its intention to join the Paris Climate Agreement. What is your reaction, and do you intend to invite a Syrian government representative to the December 12 summit in Paris?
A – Adopted on December 12, 2015, at the COP21, the Paris Agreement aims to limit global rises in temperature to less than 2°C, to strengthen our ability to adapt to climate change, and to direct financial flows to economic activities with low greenhouse gas emissions. This goal will be achieved only if there is universal awareness on the part of all international actors. 170 parties have now ratified the agreement, and we hope this momentum will continue.
The Paris summit on December 12 will bring together key actors from the finance and climate communities. Syria has not been invited.