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Haiti - Environment : Dieuseul Desras to the Signing Ceremony of the Paris Agreement (COP21)
21/04/2016 11:47:05

Haiti - Environment : Dieuseul Desras to the Signing Ceremony of the Paris Agreement (COP21)
Tuesday at the Marriott Hotel, the Ministry of Environment, the Office of the National Authorising Officer of the European Development Fund, the Delegation of the European Union, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Embassy of France in Haiti, announced the participation of Haiti in the official signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in New York on April 22 where more than 150 heads of State or their representatives are expected (between 22 April 2016 and 21 April 2017) to sign this agreement Download the agreement of the COP21 : https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/l09r01.pdf

Simon Dieuseul Desras, the Minister of Environment, citing the importance of the Paris Agreement for Haiti, said "In Haiti, this agreement is an excellent opportunity for a paradigm shift in the governance of the country. It also offers the possibility to reorient our economic development towards a low carbon energy system; to increase our forest areas, therefore reducing some hydro-climate risks and to create the conditions for better coordination between certain key institutions and strengthening their capabilities."

Charles Jean-Jacques, the EDF National Authorising Officer, believes the 2015 Paris Conference on climate, COP21, is an important step in the struggle of States against global warming. Like the 194 other participating countries, Haiti in a document, formulated the axes of its actions, objectives and expected results in the area of the fight against climate change "We must work tirelessly with on our side with our partners to the government to address the climate change into national development policies and reduce the negative impacts of climate change on your lives and property in order to create pleasant living spaces and preserve the planet for future generations," affirmed Mr. Jean Jacques.

The Ambassadors of the European Union Vincent Degert said "Haiti has submitted its contribution since late September detailing the axes of its policy of adaptation to climate change and reducing emissions of greenhouse Download the proposal of Haiti : https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/CPDN_Republique-d-Haiti.pdf . I wish to acknowledge the commitment and determination of the Haitian state to make all necessary efforts in this area and to remain one of the countries with the lowest emissions of greenhouse gases in the world."

The Senior Director of UNDP, Yvonne Helle commended the leadership of the Haitian Government and invited stakeholders to join efforts for a real impact of initiatives undertaken while ensuring the continuity of support to countries in this area "Climate change is the major challenge for the coming century. The fight to counter the effects requires long-term action, intelligent and cooperative and that is why the UNDP is positioned alongside the Government and other partners to address an adequate response to this evil which, if we do not act now, destroying all hope for our civilization and future generations."

Welcoming the participation of Haiti in the signing of the Paris Agreement signed December 12, 2015 after the COP21, the Cooperation and Cultural Adviser of the Embassy of France in Haiti, Laurent Bonneau stressed "[...] by signing the Paris agreement, Haiti manifests the importance it attaches to environmental issues and has the means to develop its resilience to climate change. With its tradition of support for sectors of the environment and agriculture in Haiti, France stands alongside Haiti in the implementation of adaptation measures in its national contribution [...]"

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