New York, USA - Excerpts from UNCDF article
'An historic agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future was agreed by 195 nations in Paris on December 12, 2015.
The Paris Agreement aims to strengthen the world's ability to deal with the impacts of climate change, and to limit further global warming.
To reach these ambitious and important goals, the agreement recognizes the key role of subnational levels of government in strengthening resilience to climate change.
The Government of Angola, in its capacity as chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) group in the climate negotiations supported the introduction of this text during the negotiations in Bonn that preceded the final round in Paris.
“My country, in its capacity as chair of the LDCs group in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), recognizes that there can be no adaptation to climate change without involving subnational levels of government in planning and implementation,” said Maria de Fatima Jardim, Angola's Minister of Environment. “This is the case for all countries and Angola is privileged to have the opportunity to strengthen the agreement, that we hope will contribute to a secure planet for our children and grandchildren.”
The Paris Agreement also requires appropriate financial flows to be put in place, thus making stronger action by developing countries and the most vulnerable possible, in line with their own national objectives.'
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