LIBERIA: France Committed To Ensuring Successful Climate Change Conference In Paris-Envoy

The Ambassador of France accredited near Monrovia has pledged that his government as host of the Conference of Parties  (COP 21) will ensure the success of the December 2015 Climate
Change Conference in Paris, France.

Ambassador Joel Godeau stated that the gathering of the Climate Change Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) is crucial to achieving the global green and low-carbon, climate–resilient and sustainable development through innovative development pathways.

Ambassador Godeau made the pledge Friday at a National Validation Workshop of the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution organized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held at a local hotel in Monrovia.

He noted that the secretariat of the conference has received the contributions of 64 countries including 10 African countries like Benin and Cote D’Ivoire, and hoped Liberia would be included before the October 1, 2015 deadline.

He added that in addition to the contributions of governments, the elaboration of the Lima –Paris Action Agenda is on the right track and will allow the registration of major commitments of non-state stakeholders such as civil society and private companies.

Ambassador Godeau emphasized that Liberia’s national contribution to the COP21 will determine the role and the influence of the country in the Global Agreement to be approved next December in Paris.

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