L’Appel de Paris (the Paris Pledge for Action) is now closed to further signatories.
The pledge represented a unique opportunity for non-Party stakeholders to welcome the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The pledge demonstrates that non-Party stakeholders are ready to play their part to support the objectives of the Paris Agreement. By joining the pledge, businesses, cities, civil society groups, investors, regions, trade unions and other signatories promised to ensure that the ambition set out by the Paris Agreement is met or exceeded to limit global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius.
“As cities, regions, businesses, investors, civil society groups, trade unions and other signatories, coming from every sector of society and every corner of the world, we realize that dangerous climate change threatens our ability and the ability of future generations to live and thrive in a peaceful and prosperous world.
We also realize that taking strong action to reduce emissions can not only reduce the risks of climate change but also deliver better growth and sustainable development.
As a result, we the undersigned, affirm our strong commitment to a safe and stable climate in which temperature rise is limited to under 2 degrees Celsius.”
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Over 1,300 non-Party stakeholders are demonstrating their climate leadership and have joined L’Appel de Paris (the Paris Pledge for Action).
“Your leadership is key to the success of COP21 and to the effective transition to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future.
The world needs you to step up and rise to the challenges of climate change and sustainable development.
This is why I strongly encourage you to take bold actions and make ambitious commitments, both individually and collectively, register them on NAZCA, and sign on to the Paris Pledge, to make sure the pledges made in Paris by governments are achieved or even exceeded.”
Laurent Fabius, French Foreign Affairs and International Development Minister, President of COP21