The Brazilian Government celebrates the adoption of the Paris Agreement by the 21st Conference of the Parties on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Paris Conference).
The Agreement is a decisive and global response to the challenge of climate change, in order to keep global warming well below 2ºC and to redouble the efforts to limit temperature increase to 1,5ºC. It offers a fair, ambitious, balanced and lasting global framework to support the efforts of all countries against climate change, in the context of eradicating poverty and hunger, and promoting sustainable development.
Brazil activelyparticipated in all stages of the negotiations that culminated in the Agreement. In the Paris Conference, the Brazilian Delegation, headed by the Minister of the Environment, Izabella Teixeira, facilitated the discussions on differentiation and acted together with other key players in order to promote consensus on core issues to the closing of the Agreement, presenting proposals of common understanding that both protect the environmental integrity of the international regime against climate change and increase the level of global ambition.
The Brazilian Government congratulates the French Presidency of COP-21 for conducting a transparent, efficient and inclusive negotiating process, which accommodated the different views and kept a high level of ambition.