Paris talks hope for a positive outcome

COP21 CONFERENCE: Let us hope the future of the planet is secure.

THE Balearic government, represented by the Directors of Environmental Education, Environmental Quality and Waste, Sebastià Sansó, and Energy and Climate Change, Juan Groizard, attended the United Nations climate summit (COP21) in Paris this week.  

The summit, which ends tomorrow, started on November 30 with negotiators from 195 countries gathering to try to reach a deal aimed at reducing global carbon emissions and limiting global warming to 2C. 

The Mallorcan government representatives formed part of the Spanish central government delegation and were kept informed on a daily basis about the state of negotiations taking place in the French capital.  

They were there to renew the local government’s clear commitment for the islands to be using 100 per cent renewable energy and to be free from greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050.  

The government also confirmed its duty that the Mediterranean remains free from oil exploration too.

The Minister of Planning, Energy and Mobility, Joan Boned said “we must act now to achieve this objective and implement a strategy to combat climate change which is needed immediately.”

Tomorrow is the last day of the COP21 conference – let us hope that the future of the planet is secure.

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