Joint appeal of France and Ethiopia, representing Africa, for an ambitious Copenhagen Accord
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 15, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — France and Ethiopia, representing Africa, launch today an appeal to all Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change to adopt an ambitious agreement on 18 December limiting the increase of temperatures to 2°C above preindustrial levels, as recommanded by the IPCC, and ensuring that vulnerable countries will receive adequate financing to face the challenge.
This agreement will be applicable immediately. It will be translated into a legal international instrument as early as possible in 2010. The Copenhagen accord must seek efficiency, as well as fairness and equity.
Therefore, France and Ethiopia, representing Africa, call for:
- the halving of global CO2 emissions by 2050 compared to 1990 levels. This implies, according to the principle of common but differenciated responsibilities…