Paris — Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has reaffirmed, Monday in Paris, Algeria's commitment to working for the adoption of a new "ambitious" international agreement, based on equity.
"Algeria would like to reaffirm once again its commitment to working for the adoption of a new ambitious agreement with the participation of all. An agreement providing for action, based on equity, for today and tomorrow, as well as on climate solidarity," said Sellal in his address at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on climate Change (COP 21).
Algeria has accepted the "heavy responsibility," as it had done during the negotiations on Rio Climate Change Convention, "to co-chair, through one of his eminent diplomats with an eminent citizen of the United States, the preparatory committees of our Conference COP21," he said.
The preparatory committee is co-chaired by Ahmed Djoghlaf of Algeria and Daniel Reifsnyder of the United States.
The Prime Minister also underlined that Algeria was among the very first developing countries to submit, in September, its temporary and determined contribution at the national level "which reflects the commitment and determination of the country's highest authorities to immediately initiate an energy transition based on clean energies, including the renewable energies."
For this purpose, he added, that Algeria aims to work for the creation of an African Renewable Energies Forum that would be an annual platform of dialogue and consultations between the political decision-makers, head of companies and scientific community as well as a suitable space for the dissemination of good practices and the latest technical and technological innovations.
"We encourage our Northern and Southern partners to join us as part of Friends supporting Algerian ambition in terms of mitigation and adaptation to climate change," said Sellal.