The delegation of the Ministry of Nature Protection participated in the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC

19-12-2018

The delegation led by Acting Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan participated in the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC took place in Katowice, Poland; in attendance were more than 30,000 delegates from 200 countries. The participating states signed three declarations on CO2 emission reduction, increasing forest areas and promoting the large-scale development of electric vehicles.
   On the margins of the COP 24, Acting Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan, First Deputy Minister Irina Ghaplanyan had meetings with UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Benoit Bosquet, Regional Director for Environment and Natural Resources at the World Bank, Ministers of Environmental Protection of France, United Arab Emirates, Greece, Belarus, Ukraine and other countries, UNFCCC Secretariat, representatives of global financial, environmental, climate and donor agencies.
On December 11, there was signed the bilateral Master Agreement of the Republic of Armenia and the Green Climate Fund.
The Armenian delegation held a press conference, in the course of which the steps undertaken by Armenia in the sphere of environmental protection- specifically within the framework of climate processes- were illustrated.
 «During the high-level segment at the twenty-fourth session of the Conference to the Parties, Acting Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan emphasized in his speech that climate change mitigation and adaptation measures are one of the priorities of the Government of Armenia, which are included in environmental and national development programs. The Acting Minister underscored that our country takes the lead in the region in terms of climate processes.
"We are determined to double our countries current forest areas in the next three decades, thereby applying partnership and financial instruments": Erik Grigoryan stated.

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