Marking the opening of COP 21 Paris Climate Conference, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea presented the encouragement declaration marking the importance of the event for World Natural Protected Areas and natural parks.

Here is the full text:

It gives me a special pleasure to greet the Paris Climate Conference COP21.




This meeting come at a critical moment.  This is the time for world leaders meeting in Paris to forge a general and humanity level response to the climate change peril.


Already by previous commitments the national governments have agreed to the goal of limiting global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius.

The climate action plans – the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions – submitted so far bend the global emissions curve downward, but there is still much effort demanded and as soon as possible.


The transformation of the world’s energy systems is crucial for world natural protected areas and natural parks by this avoiding the worst consequences of climate change and setting the world on a sustainable development pathway.


It os our shared duty as representatives of the people and humanity to foster the transformation of world energy systems in to cleaner, lower-carbon sources, and to ensure the decarbonization of the world’s energy systems by the end of the century.


Your efforts as delegates to COP 21 will manifest themself by  implementing the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

President Anton Caragea in the middle of the delegation

European Council on Tourism and Trade has saluted this  agenda as a roadmap to end global poverty – including energy poverty – and to help build a life of dignity for all.

This is our committment and obligation for the generations to come.


The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that we are supporting are reflecting the importance of sustainable energy for societies, economies and human world.

SDG 17 are calling to “ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all” by 2030.


The Agenda that European Council on Tourism and Trade works to promote, recognizes the close links between energy and the other SDGs, including the goal on climate change.


I salute your exertions to build a safer, more equitable and prosperous future for all.

Please accept my best wishes for a successful Paris COP 21 conference.

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