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Sep 29, 2017

President Áder suggests climate change proposals to United Nations

The president said expanding the international alliance fighting for climate protection would be a positive step

President János Áder has written to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres suggesting proposals on how to protect the climate.

According to MTI, the president said expanding the international alliance fighting for climate protection would be a positive step.

President Áder said the involvement of cities, regions and federal states is indispensable, since they have a key role to play in implementing the Paris agreement. He also urged these players to get involved in quantifying and scheduling climate goals at this year’s round of negotiation in Bonn before the 2019 climate summit.

The president also suggested getting the leaders of the top ten emitting countries and their big cities on board to expand their countries’ climate-related commitments before 2020. Further, “sub-national” players will have to be convinced of the need to plan for emission reductions over the next ten years in addition to their long-term commitments, the letter said.

President Áder also reiterated earlier calls to persuade the ten largest emitters to undertake a bigger target than their Paris undertakings for emission reductions in 2019.

“The world needs determination, courage and encouragement given by the power of example. I can assure you that at every forum on climate protection, I will continue to support the climate protection activities of sub-national players,” the letter said.