Minister of Nature Protection discussed the agreement signed at Conference in Paris with the diplomatic corps accredited to the Republic of Armenia

29-10-2015

Minister of Nature Protection Aramayis Grigoryan had a meeting with the diplomatic corps accredited to the Republic of Armenia, EU delegation representatives and other officials on the initiative of the latter. There were discussed issue concerning to the new agreement to be signed within the scope of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ahead of the 21st Conference in Paris at the end of the year.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic, Mr Jean-Francois Charpentier, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland, Jerzy Marek Nowakowski, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania, Mr. Erikas Petrikas, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Georgi Karastamatov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic, Mr.Giovanni Ricciulli, Head of the EU Delegation, Dr. Piotr Antoni Świtalsi, Political Officer of the EU Delegation Andrea Chalupova, First Secretary, Head of Political Section Mr. Bogdan Tebrean participated in the event.

Minister of Nature Protection Aramayis Grigoryan greeting the guests noted that the RA document on “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)” under the UNFCCC approved by the Government was submitted to the Convention Secretariat according to the defined order on September 28. It was mentioned that the document was discussed by the representatives of non-governmental organizations.

Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia Dr. Piotr Antoni Świtalsi on behalf of the EU Delegation thanked and congratulated Armenia for adopting the document stressing the fact that it is well developed. Additionally, Piotr Świtalsi stressed that the primary issue of the EU at present is the conference where a complete document must be adopted. Thus, he encouraged Armenia to join the efforts of the EU. 

Minister of Nature Protection Aramayis Grigoryan stressed the fact that Armenia will do its best to accomplish the activities directed to the mitigation of climate change: rise temperature by 2o. He mentioned his concerns related to INDC preliminary analysis of the Secretariat of the Convention received a week ago, according to which the earth temperature will rise by 3-3.5o whereas it was envisaged to rise by 2o and the countries were developing according to that criteria. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic, Mr Jean-Francois Charpentier highly appreciated the adoption of the document by the RA which provides prerequisites for effective negotiations.

Aramayis Grigoryan thanked the participants for the collaboration and hoped that effective cooperation will expend thus reducing the consequences of global warming.

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