Mozambique Paris Agreement
On 22 April, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited all heads of state and government from around the world to a ceremony to sign the historic paris climate agreement reached last December. The high-level signing ceremony will be the first step in the implementation of the Paris Agreement, which will be open for signature in New York on April 21, 2017. Minister Correia told the conference that while Mozambique and other nations, particularly island states, wanted a more ambitious agreement limiting global warming to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius, “this is an agreement we believe in because it will help define common goals, better coordination, greater accountability by moving towards the long-term goal through a system of strong transparency and transparency.” The announcement of Mozambique`s position was announced by the Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development, Celso Correia, on 23 March in Maputo, the capital, three months after the agreement, at an event that brought together scientists, civil society leaders, private sector representatives and development partners under one roof to discuss ways to implement the decisions of the document adopted at the Paris climate conference in December 2015. Read more: climate-l.iisd.org/events/high-level-signing-ceremony-for-paris-agreement/ countries must also adopt the agreement in their own legal systems through ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. The agreement will enter into force if at least 55 countries, which together account for at least 55% of global emissions, join. The date chosen for the signing ceremony, April 22, is celebrated by the United Nations as An International Mother Earth Day or simply as Earth Day. . Mozambique, a developing country, is vulnerable to extreme climate change-related events such as floods, droughts and tropical cyclones. The country also faces challenges in accessing clean and safe energy, environmentally friendly technologies, clean water and basic sanitation.
The Paris Agreement provides opportunities to contribute to the achievement of national priorities, including the achievement of sustainable development OBJECTIVEs, by ensuring that resources are used sustainably. The Minister stated that after the signing of the agreement, Mozambique would continue to consult with all sectors of society to develop a comprehensive national plan to combat climate change to enable it to fully meet its obligations under the agreement. “That`s why it`s of the utmost importance that we act with a sense of urgency in order to have access to the resources needed to adapt, develop capacity and transfer technology.” He added that “FAO`s support has also ensured the commitment of a national coordinator in the country to support the development and implementation of the NDC needs plan.