Iran hopes COP21 would live up to expectations

December 14, 2015 - 0:0

TEHRAN — Iran’s chief of the Department of Environment, Masoumeh Ebtekar, has expressed hope that the Paris climate deal, COP21, would live up to the expectations and limit warming of the planet to well below 2 degrees Celsius as it can cause some irreversible harms to the planet if not dealt promptly.

She called COP21 as the world’s greatest deal and an impressive achievement, ISNA reported.

“The deal will lead the world to moderation rather than extremism,” Ebtekar told the French Foreign Minister and the COP21 president, Lauren Fabius during a phone conversation on Saturday.

Noting Iran’s active collaboration in preparing the COP21 final draft, Ebtekar called on special attention to the countries dramatically affected by the climate change, war and conflicts in the region, such as Iran.

She reiterated that the deal must be “inclusive and fair”.

Fabius, for his part, thanked the Iranian delegation full support adding that “we have strove hard to take the developing countries concerns into consideration.”

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental agreement on climate change. The 21st annual Conference of the Parties (COP) was held in Paris from November 30 to December 11.

The draft agreement that aims to transform the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and turn the tide on global warming, comes after nearly a fortnight of hectic parleys in Paris. The deal would also mean mobilizing a minimum of $100bn a year from 2020 to help the developing world cope with global warming.