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Readout of UN Secretary-General's meeting with Presidencies of Conference of Parties

Lima, Peru, 12 December 2014

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with the Presidencies of the Conference of Parties (COP): H.E. Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal,  Minister of the Environment of Peru and President of COP 20; H.E. Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of France and President Designate of COP21;
and H.E. Ms. Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy of France

The Secretary-General met yesterday with H.E. Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of the Environment of Peru and President of COP 20; H.E. Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of France and President Designate of COP 21; and H.E. Ms. Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy of France.

The Secretary-General stressed the three outcomes he deems essential from the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima: a draft text of the 2015 Agreement, clarity on the scope of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), and a clearly defined negotiating process that will begin as soon as possible in early 2015.

He noted the positive and constructive mood among the Ministers attending the meeting and commended Minister Pulgar-Vidal for his strong leadership throughout the COP process.

The Secretary-General asked Peru and France to continue to build bridges between all parties as we enter the final year leading up to the Paris 2015 Conference.


Readouts on 12 December 2014