Croatia Launches Ratification Process for Paris Climate Agreement

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Croatia supports the major climate change agreement.

At a meeting of the EU Council for the Environment in Brussels, Minister of Environmental Protection and Nature Slaven Dobrović said that Croatia fully supported the Paris Agreement, which as a global agreement on climate change represents a milestone in the implementation of joint measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a global level, and had already began with the preparations for the ratification process, reports Nacional on October 1, 2016.

Croatia is ready to implement the agreed measures and has begun preparing the documents necessary for the procedure of the ratification process, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection.

“The Paris Agreement represents a success for the world and is also a confirmation of the European path towards a low-carbon economy”, said Dobrović at a meeting in Brussels, where the main topic was the ratification of the Paris Agreement.

“The agreement has a long-term goal in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, in line with efforts to limit the rise in global temperatures to much less than 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels, and to increase the ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change”, said the Ministry.

It emphasized that the Paris Agreement will enter into force thirty days from the date when at least 55 states will have deposited their ratification documents. To date, 28 states have ratified the Paris Agreement.

“The European Commission wants the European Union and its member states to ratify the Paris Agreement as soon as possible and has already prepared a draft of a council decision on signing the Paris Agreement on behalf of the European Union, which Croatia supports”, said the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Nature in a statement.


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