Climate - Joint statement by Manuel Pulgar-Vidal and Laurent Fabius Chairs of COP20 in Lima and COP21 in Paris (December 29, 2014)

As Chairs of COP20 and COP21, we deeply hope that a global agreement will be reached next year in order to limit the temperature rise to 2°C.

The scientific reality of climate disruption and its serious consequences are now established. The means to act exist and are known. The expected benefits of such global action are clear. Political will now needs to be sufficiently strong for each country to commit itself, so that, based on the results achieved in Lima in December 2014, an ambitious agreement can be reached in Paris in December 2015.

That is our dearest wish, to which we will dedicate our every effort.