Ban welcomes submission of post-2020 climate change contributions by China, Korea

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UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, on Tuesday, welcomed the formal submission of the post-2020 climate change Intended Nationally-Determined Contributions (INDC) by People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea.
A statement issued in New York quoted Ban as saying that both submissions represented important contributions to building momentum and strengthening prospects for reaching new and meaningful climate change agreement at COP-21 in Paris at the end of the year.
He said that “with these two submissions, we now have post-2020 climate change targets from over 40 countries that together represent over 60 per cent of global emissions.
“The INDCs submitted today and since March offer a floor, and not a ceiling for ambition, and are critical for building momentum and trust on the road to COP-21 in Paris.’’
The secretary-general thanked President Xi Jinping of Republic of China and the President of the Republic of Korea, Park Geun-hye, for their leadership and strong commitment in addressing climate change.
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He encouraged other countries to accelerate the preparation and submission of their INDCS.
Ban said that a key step to reaching universal and meaningful climate agreement in Paris is the timely submission of INDCs by all countries well in advance of the Paris conference. (NAN)
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