21 April 2017 11:32 (UTC+04:00)
By Kamila Aliyeva
Uzbekistan signed the Paris agreement regulating measures of reducing carbon dioxide emission to atmosphere.
The Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported that the document was signed by Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the U.S. Bakhtiyor Gulyamov.
The signing ceremony, held in the UN headquarters, was also attended by Santiago Villalpando, chief of the Treaty Section in the UN Office of Legal Affairs.
During the ceremony, the UN official noted that climate change always remains the focus of the organization and international community, and realization of the Paris agreement is essential for achieving Sustainable Development Goals.
The sides also expressed hope that the Paris agreement will be a roadmap for the UN members, helping reduce emissions and strengthen resilience to climate change.
To address climate change, countries adopted the Paris Agreement at the COP21 in Paris on 12 December 2015. The Agreement entered into force less than a year later. In the agreement, all countries agreed to work to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, and given the grave risks, to strive for 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Implementation of the Paris Agreement is essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, and provides a roadmap for climate actions that will reduce emissions and build climate resilience.
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