Uzbekistan signed the Paris agreement

23.04.2017

Uzbekistan signed the Paris agreement

On 19 April, 2017, Uzbekistan signed the Paris agreement at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York. The document was adopted on 12 December 2015 during the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN framework Convention on Climate Change. On behalf of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the document was signed by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United States – Mr. Bakhtiyar Gulyamov, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan reported

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The Paris agreement is aimed at uniting the efforts of the world community in the development and implementation of comprehensive measures aimed at preventing further climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere and the retention of global average temperature growth. However, the signing of this agreement is not the final point, but rather a start for integrated measures and a basis for the subsequent preparation of mechanisms for its implementation from 2020.

Central Asia needs to continue regional cooperation in the context of global climate processes, especially taking into account the processes of establishing accountability mechanisms, the implementation of climate finance instruments and interaction with national policies.

CAREC continues to support the post-Paris process in the countries of Central Asia, holding regular meetings to discuss the progress of countries and formulate possible joint actions that reflect the vision of Central Asian countries on climate change. The last of the meetings took place in Almaty, April 17-18, 2017.

Backround

On 4 November 2016, thirty days after the date on which at least 55 Parties to the Convention accounting in total for an estimated 55 % of the total global greenhouse gas emissions have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Depository. This condition has become realistic, when on October 4, 2015 the Parliament of the European Commission ratified the Agreement.

-  The Paris Agreement is a document, which regulates measures to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere since 2020. The agreement was prepared during the Climate Conference in Paris and adopted by consensus on December 12, 2015.

- Without exception, all countries must adopt and implement their national plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote technological progress and promote adaptation to climate change.

- Read more about CAREC activities in the frame of Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Program (CCSE) here


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