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Haiti - COP21 : «The fruits have finally found the promise of flowers» dixit Dominique Pierre
15/12/2015 11:23:18

Haiti - COP21 : «The fruits have finally found the promise of flowers» dixit Dominique Pierre
Saturday ended the 21th UN Climate Conference (COP21) held in Paris by France, which involved a large Haitian delegation. In his closing speech Dominique Pierre, Minister of the Environment of Haiti, declared in Paris at the prestigious forum :

"[...] The fruits have finally found the promise of flowers.

We adopt today a historic and ambitious agreement that will allow us to effectively fight against global warming. In my speech at the opening of the ministerial segment, I said, "we must make a choice: either make an eco energy revolution or take the path of a large catastrophic environmental and social disorder."

This December 12, 2015, we made the right choice: that of eco-energy revolution. We must now make this climate agreement, a new starting point for developing a resilient economy, low carbon and lay the foundations for a better future for generations to come.

I will return to Haiti, bringing hope. However, compared to concrete steps to be taken tomorrow in favor of vulnerable Small Island Developing States including Haiti, we propose to be very careful [...]"

Download the agreement of the COP21 : http://www.haitilibre.com/docs/l09r01.pdf

Recall that during this important global event the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) had spent the day on December 10 in Haiti, to share experiences with other Francophone countries, including the Africa http://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-16034-icihaiti-environment-cop21-haiti-shares-his-experiences-with-africa.html

The "day of Haiti" was an opportunity for the Haitian delegation to highlight the country's efforts in the fight against climate change. This day also allowed Haiti to renew the position defended by Haiti in the climate negotiations: provide additional funds for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), taking account of losses and damages and limit the increase in global temperature below 1.5 degrees by the end of the century compared to pre-industrial times.

Were presented during this day, the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-15387-haiti-environment-cop21-an-action-plan-of-over-25-billion-dollars-for-haiti.html and projects implemented by the Ministry of Environment with the support of its partners including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU).

Download the proposal of Haiti : http://www.haitilibre.com/docs/CPDN_Republique-d-Haiti.pdf

Download the study on the estimated costs of climate change impacts in Haiti :

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