Legally binding agreement is essential: Drummond
November 3, 2015 5:54 pm
The United Kingdom is standing with Fiji and other Pacific Island nations in calling for a legally binding agreement at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
British High Commissioner to Fiji Roderick Drummond says this is the most important issue in international diplomacy this year.
He says it is extremely important that an agreement is reached at the Paris meeting.
“It is essential in our view that we get a legally binding deal, an ambitious deal in Paris at the COP21. It is actually the start. That’s the start of actually living up to the commitments that nations make and reviewing them and doing better.”
149 nations have so far made their commitments to reducing their carbon emissions, with Fiji being the latest yesterday to make its commitment of 30 percent reduction by 2030.