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Aug 18, 2017

President Áder writes to French President asking for an expansion of Paris climate accord

President Áder asked Macron to help create the conditions for new partners to participate in this year’s major international climate summits

President János Áder has written a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron proposing that the Paris climate accord should be expanded to include “subnational” organizations.

According to MTI, President Áder asked Macron to help create the conditions for new partners to participate in this year’s major international climate summits such as COP23, the UN’s next climate change meeting, and a Paris summit convened by the French president in December.

The president noted that the proposal to include “subnational” organizations in the Paris agreement is also backed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

President Áder said combatting climate change was a shared interest of all countries and people, including those “who do not yet agree with UN scientists’ unanimous view” on the causes of climate change and the actions that need to be taken to fight it.

The president said it was clear that the United States’ exit from the climate deal would make it harder to achieve its targets, which is why new allies are needed.

“Subnational” organizations like Under2, America’s pledge, Climate Alliance and the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy will now play even more important roles in the fight against climate change than before, the president concluded.