Croatia begins preparations for ratification of Paris agreement on climate change

The Croatian Minister of Environment and Nature Protection, Slaven Dobrovic, said at a meeting of the EU Environment Council in Brussels on Friday that Croatia fully supported the Paris agreement on climate change and had begun preparations for its ratification.

Croatia is ready to implement the agreed measures and has begun preparing documentation necessary for the ratification of the Paris agreement, the Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection said in a statement.

"The Paris agreement is a success for the world and a confirmation of the European path towards a low-carbon economy resilient to climate change," Dobrovic said at the meeting, whose main topic was ratification of the Paris agreement, a global agreement aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The long-term goal of the agreement is to pursue efforts to limit the global temperature increase to well below 2 degrees Celsius in relation to pre-industrial levels, increase the ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change, and make finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development, the ministry said.

The agreement will enter into force 30 days after at least 55 countries party to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which account for at least 55 percent of estimated global greenhouse gas emissions, deposit their ratification instruments with the UN.

The European Commission wants the EU member states to ratify the Paris agreement as soon as possible, and the Draft Council Decision on the conclusion on behalf of the European Union of the Paris agreement has been prepared, which Croatia supports, the Croatian ministry said in the statement.

Last update: Fri, 30/09/2016 - 19:50

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