Dutch goals for UN Climate Summit COP21
At the UN Climate Summit COP21, the Netherlands is aiming for a broad-based, legally binding climate agreement featuring a proper balance between rapid reduction of emissions and adaptation to the consequences of climate change. The long-term goal is to reduce global warming to a maximum of 2 degrees centigrade, working up to a climate-neutral world
The climate is the responsibility of us all
Minister for the Environment Sharon Dijksma will represent the Netherlands at the so-called Pre-COP, the final preparations for the UN Climate Summit COP21, to be held from 30 November up to and including 11 December in Paris, France.
Ms Dijksma: ‘The days of non-commitment are over. The climate is the responsibility of us all. This is why the new agreement must be binding on each and every country. Both the developed countries and the developing countries take responsibility and contribute according to their ability. Furthermore, we are joining forces with companies, regions, cities and civil society. This will strengthen us in our pursuit of a climate-neutral world.’
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