: Poroshenko enforces Paris Agreement ratification

14:08 Aug. 1, 2016

Poroshenko enforces Paris Agreement ratification

Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine. (UNIAN Photo)

UN Climate Change Conference was held in Paris in 2015

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed the law 'On ratification of Paris Agreement' adopted by Ukraine's parliament on July 14.

According to an explanatory note to the law, the issue of reducing the emission of greenhouse gases is important for Ukraine as relating to fossil fuel use reduction, and providing energy independence for the country.

Read also Obama calls Paris climate pact 'best chance' to save the planet

The Paris Agreement was concluded on December 12, 2015, within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. This agreement replaces the previous document, the Kyoto Protocol.

Ukraine signed the agreement on April 22, 2016.

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