France welcomes Morocco’s greenhouse gas emissions pledge

Climate disruption/COP21/Morocco/national contribution – Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and President of COP21

Paris, 3 June 2015

I welcome Morocco’s publication of its national contribution for COP21. It sets a national target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 13% by 2030, against a no-policy-change reference scenario. Subject to international financial support, this target could increase to 32%.

Morocco is thus the 38th country to present its contribution. This is also the first [contribution] from a member country of the negotiating group bringing together the Arab countries, and the second from an African country, after that of Gabon. France is preparing COP21 with Peru, President of COP20, and in conjunction with Morocco, which has offered to host COP22./.

Published on 11/06/2015

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