Kazakhstan signs Paris climate agreement
Kazakhstan signed the Paris Climate Agreement in the UN headquarters in New York. Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov put his signature on the official document. According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kazakhstan, as a country, is making a significant contribution to the solution of environmental problems attach particular importance to the implementation of this historic agreement. In addition, next year Kazakhstan will host the exhibition “EXPO-2017” under the slogan “Energy of the Future”, during which issues of preservation of the environment will be attached with major attention.
The agreement is planned to be ratified in Kazakhstan this year. During the visit to New York Erlan Idrissov held a bilateral meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The sides discussed state and prospects of cooperation of Kazakhstan with the UN, as well as the priorities of our country’s membership in the UN Security Council in the 2017-2018.
Erlan IDRISSOV, KAZAKH MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:
The Agreement will enter into force after its ratification by the major countries, which make “major” contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, everything depends on the coordinated ratification of the document, so that it entered into force. So I hope that with the support of the Government and the Parliament of our country, Kazakhstan will become an example of a quick ratification of the agreement and will encourage other key states so that the document comes into force and begins to operate. It has fundamental importance.