US President Barack Obama called yesterday (Dec. 7) evening to President Dilma Rousseff to facilitate the coordination for Brazil and the United States to adopt joint stances on the climate issue, reported today (Dec. 8) the Communications Secretariat of the Presidency.
According to the presidency, both countries' goal is to reach "an ambitious, just and consistent agreement" to prevent global temperatures rising more than 2C by the end of the century, at the 21st United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris.
The presidency reported that Rousseff and Obama discussed issues related to the differentiation, one of the four main axes of COP21 in Paris. In this axis, Brazil has the role of co-facilitator during negotiations, performed by the leadership of Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira. Other issues under discussion are mitigation—reducing greenhouse gases emissions, financing and transparency when implementing measures for reducing emissions.
"Both presidents pointed out the need of the respective heads of state to continue facilitating their stances aiming at the success of negotiations in Paris Agreement", reads the note from the presidency.
Translated by Amarílis Anchieta
Fonte: Agência Brasil.