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Joint Statement by Group of High Ambition Coalition Ministers

 “The Paris Agreement marks a turning point toward a more prosperous and stable world. Acting on climate change is in all of our national interests – it is good for our environment, good for our economies, and good for our climate security. Our commitment to be climate leaders remains steadfast, as is our commitment to work with the whole international community, including the United States, to tackle one of the greatest challenges of our time.”

 Issued on behalf of the following:

Mattlan Zackhras, Minister-in-Assistance to the President, Republic of the Marshall Islands

Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy, European Union

Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development & Energy, France

Pa Ousman Jarju, Minister of Environment & Climate Change, The Gambia

Barbara Hendricks, Minister of Environment & Nature Conservation, Germany

Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Secretary of Environment & Natural Resources, Mexico

Hakima El Haite, Minister Delegate of Environment, Morocco

Vidar Helgesen, Minister of Climate & Environment, Norway

Gale T. C. Rigobert, Minister for Sustainable Development, Saint Lucia

Isabella Lövin, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for International Development & Climate, Sweden

Kamal Uddin Ahmed, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Environment & Forests, Bangladesh

Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, Chair, Least Developed Countries


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