The new Paris agreement, which is expected to be signed in late November or early December, will set targets to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The agreement would take effect in 2020 and replace the Kyoto Protocol. Wednesday’s declaration notes the need to speed up negotiations over the final document.
PM Butkevičius said that “Lithuania strongly supports the endeavour to reach a new legally binding agreement on climate change”.
In October 2014, the European Council adopted the new EU 2030 climate and energy strategy, committing to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% compared to 1990 levels by 2030.