AOSIS reacts to EU ratification of Paris Agreement

“The move by the EU demonstrates their continued role as an international climate change leader and brings us yet another step closer to having the Paris Agreement enter into force this year and increases the likelihood that COP22 will be the first meeting under the agreement. AOSIS is ready to rapidly transition from political negotiations to implementation and we encourage all parties to ratify as quickly as possible so we can achieve a truly universal agreement.”

-Thoriq Ibrahim, Minister of Energy and Environment for the Maldives and Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States