Ségolène Royal, COP President, committed to the implementation of the Paris Agreement

I have had the honour of being appointed COP President. As such, and in my Ministerial capacity, I am fully committed to ensuring the implementation of the Paris Agreement at every level – international, European and French.

The priorities of my mandate will be as follows:

• Rapid signing and ratification of the Paris Agreement. The signing ceremony planned for 22 April in New York, at the invitation of the United Nations Secretary-General, will be an important opportunity to mobilize all Parties. The Agreement will take effect once it has been ratified by 55 countries representing 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions. I will ensure France ratifies the Agreement as soon as possible.

• Preparation of the implementing instruments for the Paris Agreement. This will be the goal in Bonn in May, at the first meeting of the group responsible for preparing the implementing instruments for the Paris Agreement. I will also organize informal meetings at ministerial level, beginning in April.

• Promotion of pre-2020 action of States and non-governmental actors. The 70-or-so sectoral coalitions launched during the Paris Climate Conference will need to be implemented effectively:
 the International Solar Alliance;
 the Innovation Mission, bringing together public and private players committed to increasing their funding for clean technologies;
 the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition;
 the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative;
 the Climate Risk Early Warning System (CREWS);
 the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction;
 the Global Geothermal Alliance;
 the commitments to electric vehicles and the €7000 electric car;
 the Paris Pact on Water and Climate Change Adaptation;
 the actions to protect the oceans.

• Control of greenhouse gas emissions in air transport, maritime transport, hydrofluorocarbon refrigerant gases, where progress needs to be obtained in international bodies to contribute to global emissions reductions.

• Rapid implementation at EU level of the 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework, to ensure the EU remains a leader in combating climate change. I have submitted proposals to my European partners for the creation of a “price corridor” for the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), for the incorporation of a carbon aspect into the energy taxation of European countries, for incentives to establish carbon pricing outside the European Union, and for measures needed to effectively combat carbon leakage.

• At national level, I will speed up efforts to support green growth in liaison with all Ministries, by drawing on the Act on energy transition for green growth and the Bill to promote biodiversity regrowth, nature and landscapes adopted in its first reading by Parliament. The energy transition financing fund will be used to support the positive energy communities that take part in the transition, France’s commitments to abolishing State aids for exports that go to coal-fired power plants will be fulfilled, and France’s annual international climate financing will be increased from three to five billion euros.

En savoir plus : Ministère de l’Environnement, de l’Énergie et de la Mer

Last modified on 26/02/2016

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