BUENOS AIRES: Ban Ki-moon, U.N. Secretary-General desired to approved Paris climate agreement by the Argentina and other major nations, at a Buenos Aires conference on Monday. Argentina’s foreign minister said she hoped country would do so by the end of the year.
In Paris, December 2015, near about 195 countries reached to an agreement and take concrete measures to control emissions that contribute to climate change, but deal yet to applicable even it signed by 55 countries representing 55 percent of global greenhouse emissions.
22 countries done so many of them are small susceptible island nations, that account for a negligible percentage of emissions.
Ban desired that China and United States are the world’s top two greenhouse gas emitters to sign deal and also pushed Argentina, Latin America’s third largest economy, to do the same.
When we add two countries, greenhouse gas emission comes to almost 40% of the global emission, Ban said of the United States and China. “So 55 percent may not be difficult to achieve, and I wish Argentina to sign as soon as possible.”
In response, Susana Malcorra, Argentina’s foreign minister, who is in a row to replace Ban as U.N. secretary-general, said the agreement has already been approved by one chamber of Congress and she hopes Argentina will have it signed by the next major U.N. climate summit in December.
Ban also thanked Argentina for a recent commitment to take in 3,000 refugees from various war-torn locations, at the event in Buenos Aires.
“This kind of unity, sign of humanity, should be emulated by many people around the world,” Ban said.###