French Ambassador welcomes Pakistan’s ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement
(Islamabad, 4th November 2016)
“The Paris Agreement on Climate Change will enter into force today, a few days ahead of the start of COP22 in Marrakesh, less than a year after its adoption in Paris. The swiftness of this process is unprecedented. No other multilateral treaty of such importance has ever been ratified by so many countries in such a short period of time. The agreement has now been ratified by more than 80 states accounting jointly for more than 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
On this special day, H.E. Martine Dorance, Ambassador of France to Pakistan warmly welcomed Pakistan’s ratification of the Paris Agreement last 2nd of November. She said: “It is an extremely positive sign as it reflects Pakistan’s commitment to the fight against climate change, one year after the Paris COP21 and just a few days before the next international Conference, the COP22, starts in Marrakesh. I also here welcome the announcements of the Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid on the adoption of a new national contribution as well as of a new Pakistan’s climate change bill”.
France will stay committed as it is now time to implement the agreement. Marrakesh will be the first follow-up conference to the Paris Agreement and will be devoted to climate action.”