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Climate disruption/COP21/contribution of the Marshall Islands to COP21

Published on July 21, 2015
Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, July 20, 2015

I wholeheartedly welcome the publication by the Republic of the Marshall Islands of its national contribution with a view to COP21.

This contribution, which is the 47th [overall] and the first from a Small Island Developing State, on which climate disruption has had a major impact, sends a strong signal to the international community.

This contribution intends to reduce emissions by 32% by 2025 and by 45% by 2030 compared with 2010 levels, as a result of development in renewable energies. It also aims to reach zero net emissions by 2050.

I would like to recall that national contributions are one of the pillars of the Paris Climate Alliance./.

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