Governments receive the first draft of the new climate change agreement

5 October 2015

The body in charge of negotiating the agreement on climate change published today its first draft with the bases for the climate package that will be discussed during the UN Conference on the subject, to be held in Paris in December. In addition to the agreement itself, it includes a first version of the decision that will make it operational as of 2020.

This first draft will serve as the basis for the next UN formal negotiation session, to be held from October 19 to 23 at the headquarters of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in Bonn.

Nick Nutall, spokesperson for the UNFCCC, highlighted what is the key to this document.

“The important thing is that now there is an agreement in front of the governments. In addition, there are decisions that will support that agreement. We could describe it as the operating system that will make the deal work, ”Nutall said.

The spokesperson stressed that the five-year period until the new agreement enters into effect is critical because each year that passes without concrete measures being taken, more greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere. Therefore, this draft is key to boost initiatives before 2020.

Another key appointment before Bonn will be in Lima, Peru, where this week a meeting will be held focused on analyzing how to raise the necessary financing to fight climate change. The wealthiest countries pledged $ 100 million by 2020 to help the poorest countries reduce their carbon dioxide emissions.

Nutall stressed that he hopes that these negotiations will strengthen the confidence of governments, so that when they meet in Paris they will reach the new agreement, and a new episode in the history of the world can be inaugurated.

5 October 2015

The body in charge of negotiating the agreement on climate change published today its first draft with the bases for the climate package that will be discussed during the UN Conference on the subject, to be held in Paris in December. In addition to the agreement itself, it includes a first version of the decision that will make it operational as of 2020.

This first draft will serve as the basis for the next UN formal negotiation session, to be held from October 19 to 23 at the headquarters of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in Bonn.

Nick Nutall, spokesperson for the UNFCCC, highlighted what is the key to this document.

“The important thing is that now there is an agreement in front of the governments. In addition, there are decisions that will support that agreement. We could describe it as the operating system that will make the deal work, ”Nutall said.

The spokesperson stressed that the five-year period until the new agreement enters into effect is critical because each year that passes without concrete measures being taken, more greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere. Therefore, this draft is key to boost initiatives before 2020.

Another key appointment before Bonn will be in Lima, Peru, where this week a meeting will be held focused on analyzing how to raise the necessary financing to fight climate change. The wealthiest countries pledged $ 100 million by 2020 to help the poorest countries reduce their carbon dioxide emissions.

Nutall stressed that he hopes that these negotiations will strengthen the confidence of governments, so that when they meet in Paris they will reach the new agreement, and a new episode in the history of the world can be inaugurated.