Resolution on Enhancing Cooperative Action on Climate Change


24th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF)
Vancouver, Canada January 17-21, 2016

Resolution on Enhancing Parliamentary Roles in Response to Climate Change


(Sponsored by Australia)

The 24th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum;

Recognising the risks posed by climate change and the need for urgent, effective action by governments of all levels, business, civil society and communities around the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build climate resilient and adaptable economies and societies;

Welcoming the adoption of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) on 12 December 2015;


  1. Affirm the need to progressively enhance global action on climate change consistent with the agreed goal of holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels;
  2. Urge UNFCCC Parties to become a Party to the Paris Agreement;
  3. Urge countries and other actors to take appropriate steps to implement the outcomes of COP21, including by communicating and carrying out nationally determined contributions, and updating those contributions every five years from 2020, building ambition over time.


Resolution on Enhancing Cooperative Action on Climate Change

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