Ethiopia endorses Paris Agreement on climate change

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The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) has unanimously ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change on the 17th of January 2017.

The approval of the agreement will further encourages the climate‐resilient green economic strategy which Ethiopia has been implementing under the Growth and Transformation Plan, said the Natural Resource Development and Environmental Conservation Affairs Standing Committee with HPR.

Aster Amare, Chairperson of the Standing Committee, said the ratification of the deal is a big success as it also supports carbon trading and allows the country to fulfill the responsibilities entrusted to it.

The Paris Agreement is an accord within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020.

The agreement 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°C.

Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, at the COP 21 conference in Paris on 30 November 2015

Source: FANABC

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