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Distinguished Co-Presidents of ADP,

Mrs. And Mr. Heads of Delegations and delegates,
Peru takes the floor, as the Conferences President in-Office, to tell
them what follows:
1. Now that we start the penultimate negotiation session, we should
not loose sight of the broader panorama. This year, in New York in
September, and in Paris in December, we have the opportunity and the
obligation to align objectives of climate action with the objectives of
development and eradication of poverty. On the one hand, it is
necessary to act together to prevent poverty from getting worse. On
the other hand, the climate change challenge would be only overcome
with a joint action that incorporates the broadest sustainable
development imperatives.
2. This means that the Paris agreement shall be universal, long-lasting,
cooperative, supportive and it shall express an appropriate political
balance. It shall establish a long-term emission reduction objective, not
to exceed the 2 degrees; fixing the periodical progression of mitigation
goals autonomously determined by each country; defining
implementation and non-regression obligations to fulfill such goals;
and ensure solid but also flexible- reporting and review criteria to
consider the differentiated capacities of developing countries.
3. The Paris result shall also radically relaunch domestic and global
action for adaptation, through progressive national commitments and
a wide system of technical and financial cooperation to support them,
aiming at transforming our economies and societies, and in that
process taking care of loss and damage situations. COP21 shall also
decisively enhance climate funding predictability before and after
2020; strengthen the report and verification of provided funds;
recognizing complementary contributions of all parties; and set a
framework to attract private climate-friendly investments and deter
high-carbon investments.
4. We shall not lose sight of these essential issues in our negotiations
this week. Thus, we thank ADP co-Presidents for having proposed a
new clearer working tool. Even though it is still a compilation of
positions, divided in three sections, the tool allows us to do a couple of

things in this session: first, it enables us to identify the few essential

items we need, either in the agreement or the COP decision; and,
second, it allows us start negotiating commitment texts based on them.
The Geneva text provided us with a very broad horizon. This new text
provides clarity and shape to that horizon. Now it is our turn to set
priorities and negotiate commitments. We completely trust that
facilitators will help us do both things this week.
5. In that context, Peru closely collaborates with France, the incoming
Presidency, to encourage agreements through a dialogue between
countries and groups. Thus, we have continued and we will continue
holding various bilateral agreements and calling for informal
consultation meetings among negotiators or ministers, because these
are valuable spaces to talk politically of the essential components of
the Paris Agreement. Our hope is that all convergence points derived
from these consultation meetings will be communicated to the
negotiation through you, the ADP delegates.
6. Furthermore, I want to tell you that Peru is still collaborating with
France and the United Nations Secretary General for the development
of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda, aiming at presenting very substantial
mitigation and adaptation announcements during the COP21 by
cooperative initiatives of States, cities, companies and social
organizations. We are convinced that the need for a permanent
solution agenda among state and non-state actors, both to accelerate
the implementation of existing obligations and for exploring new
policy options, as well as options of technological and financial
7. Co-Presidents, with these brief commentaries, we express to you and
all delegations our absolute confidence in your capacity to ensure the
success of this session.
Thank you.