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Climate disruption/Russia’s contribution for COP21

Published on April 1, 2015
Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, President of COP21

Paris, March 31, 2015

I welcome Russia’s publication of its national contribution for the COP21 [Paris Climate Conference]. It sets a target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25-30% by 2030 compared to 1990.

Russia is the sixth party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to publish its contribution.

The six parties’ contributions, which account for nearly a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, are an important stage in preparations for the Paris conference.

I encourage all countries to publish their national contributions as soon as possible, in accordance with the decision taken at the COP19 in Warsaw and confirmed at the COP20 in Lima./.