Health Minister says UNFCCC Paris Global Action Agreement is a piece of paper with signatures
Health Minister, Dr. Kenneth Darroux, says while 113 of the 197 parties to the Paris Agreement have ratified it, it still remains nothing more than a piece of paper with signatures.
The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius.
Coming from COP 22 (the 22nd Conference of Parties, under the UN Framework convention on Climate change), which took place in Marrakesh Morocco from November 7 to 18, Dr. Darroux says the issue of climate change for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is no longer an intellectual discussion.
Dr. Darroux was addressing a press briefing on Wednesday Morning.
COP22, was dubbed the 'COP of action, and Dr. Darroux says while he has a "glimmer of hope", he wishes that the process to obtain funding for Climate Resilient programs and projects is expedited.
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