Prime Minister Ratas will attend the Paris climate summit

12.12.2017 | 12:57

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France, Paris, 12 December 2017 – Today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas will attend the Paris Climate Summit, marking two years from the conclusion of the Paris climate agreement.

In December 2015, 195 countries (incl. Estonia) signed the Paris climate agreement, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to keep the world’s average temperature rise well below 2 °C compared to pre-industrial times.

The focus of today’s summit is tackling and adapting to climate change. Heads of state and government will discuss ways to support the development of innovation and technology, increase climate financing, and make emissions trading more efficient in cooperation with entrepreneurs and investors.

The summit was convened by President of France Emmanuel Macron, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim. More than 50 heads of state or government, 1,500 civil society representatives, and 700 journalists are participating in the event. 130 countries are represented.

Live coverage of the climate summit is available on the website of the event:

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas will return to Estonia late this evening.

Government Communication Unit