Kingdom delegation to attend UN Climate Conference in Paris

Prime Minister Mark Rutte will attend the opening of the UN Climate Summit in Paris (COP21) on Monday 30 November, where he will speak on behalf of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Mr Rutte will also meet with other government leaders and attend presentations on various climate initiatives.

At different sessions during COP21 the Kingdom will also be represented by Prime Minister Mike Eman of Aruba, foreign trade and development minister Lilianne Ploumen and environment minister Sharon Dijksma.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands advocates a legally binding and universal climate agreement setting out a balanced strategy for accelerated emissions reduction and adaptation to the impact of climate change. The long-term goal is to keep global warming below 2o C and work towards climate-neutral societies.

The 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will take place from 30 November to 11 December 2015. The aim is to reach a new climate agreement that will come into force in 2020, when the Kyoto Protocol expires.