New York (MTI) – János Áder, Hungary’s president, signed the Paris Climate Agreement at the UN Headquarters in New York on Friday.
PRESIDENT ÁDER VISITS NEW YORK
The landmark agreement, approved in Paris last December, was signed by leaders of 171 countries, including 60 heads of state and government.
The agreement will enter into force once 55 countries representing at least 55 percent of global emissions of gases responsible for global warming have ratified it.
Speaking after the ceremony, Áder put forward three proposals urging action that would help achieve the goals defined in the Paris Agreement.
Hungary’s president proposed that the ten biggest greenhouse gas producing countries should start consultations on ways of reducing their emissions at a larger rate and more quickly than planned before.
Áder also proposed concluding talks as soon as possible on reducing emissions in aviation and begin similar consultations on maritime transport with no delay.
He noted that no agreement had been reached on these two areas in Paris.
The third proposal he made was to launch a research programme to explore further possibilities of energy storage.