RA Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan took part in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Ministerial Meeting on “Paris Agreement is an opportunity for global growth”

06-05-2017

RA Minister of Nature Protection A. Minasyan had a participation in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Ministerial Meeting entitled “Paris Agreement is an opportunity for global growth” held in Pila, Poland, on April 27-29. A. Minasyan delivered a speech, thus submitting the RA position over implementing the demands and thesis of the Paris Agreement, as well as propositions of establishing collaborative and coordinated actions within the framework of the Eastern Partnership.

''Let me greet Mr. Jan Szyszko and express my gratitude for the hospitality and our partaking in the conference of the Eastern Partner countries. The undertaking of Poland encourages us; it is already third time that Poland has expressed the desire to host the Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In the course of 25 years working together was perfectly exemplified by the atmosphere of peace, friendliness, submission in private interests among the states within the scope of the Eastern Partnership, particularly by taking into consideration the fact, that political set of circumstances and relations among regional states, remarkably the two countries are unfortunately far from the condition in demand and prospect:” A. Minasyan stated in his speech.

Additionally, A. Minasyan had a separate meeting with Minister of Environment of Poland Jan Szyszko during which there were pointed at the mutual cooperation scopes in nature protection sector, particularly the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, establishing environmental funds, experience exchange while applying “state debt- nature protection” financial instrument (mechanism), including public awareness raising on education and science, personnel trainings and other spheres. It is envisaged to put into effect a relevant memorandum of understanding for the outlined scopes setting great store on the climate change issue and collective efforts of two states directed to global challenges in intended procedures under the Paris Agreement.

At the end of the conference RA Minister of Nature Protection A. Minasyan added, that similar collaboration will not only improve the status of regional cooperation, but also will result in addressing environmental and climate change issues.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic of Armenia to Republic of Poland Edgar Ghazaryan was actively engaged in the event, who considerably furthered the RA delegation.

The twenty-fourth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is regarded as the most important one adopted during the 21st session of Paris Conference of the Parties (COP) of UNFCCC, which will enable thesis fulfilment of the aforementioned agreement. Poland will supervise the preparatory jobs ahead the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the UNFCCC, which will be the last session, before the key requirements of the Paris Agreement enter into force.

 

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