Maandag VN-bijeenkomst over klimaatverandering
27 juni 2015 – Tussen COP 20 (december 2014, Lima) en COP21 (december 2015, Parijs) houdt de VN maandag een ‘high-level event’ ‘to keep up the momentum’.
Uit een bericht van UN and Climate Change
‘The President of the General Assembly will convene a high-level event (…) at UN Headquarters with the goal of helping countries reach a climate change agreement at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) in Paris in December 2015.
The 29th June event, which will include ministerial-level participants, will take place about midway between the COP 20 in Lima (…) and next December’s COP 21 in Paris.
It will be the first major gathering on climate change in New York since the UN Secretary-General’s landmark Climate Summit on 23 September 2014, which saw more than 100 Heads of State and Government and many business leaders announce bold plans to address global warming.
It “is meant to keep up the momentum” and complement the ongoing negotiations being led by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, President of the UN General Assembly H.E. Mr. Sam Kahama Kutesa said. “It will provide member states with a platform to exchange views, share experiences and take stock of the progress ahead of the Paris meeting.”
In addition to inviting high-level government representatives, Mr. Kutesa has invited participation from civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders.
“The current generation of political leaders have an historic responsibility to take bold measures to curb the effects of climate change,” he said in Lima. “The world is watching with anticipation and justified anxiety. We need to do whatever it takes to reach a binding and ambitious climate change agreement in December next year.” (…)
UN and Climate Change, 30 december 2014: UN General Assembly President to convene high-level climate change event on 29 June