Obama calls Rousseff to thank for Brazil's leadership at COP21

In the telephone conversation, the US president commended Brazilian

Published in 15/12/2015 - 12:20 By Ana Cristina Campos reports from Agência Brasil - Brasília

President Barack Obama called President Dilma Rousseff in the late Monday afternoon (Dec. 14) to thank her for Brazil's leadership to ensure the success of the Paris Agreement at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21). The agreement document was approved Saturday (12).

According to Brazil's presidency, Obama commended Brazilian negotiators, especially Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira, thanked President Rousseff and her government for their commitment “without which, he said, the final outcome would not have been achieved in Paris.”

Obama went on to stressed the important role of the coordination between Brazil and the United States, which worked together to achieve common goals in the Paris Agreement.

The final draft sets out the goal of holding the rise in the average global temperature below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and try to keep it within a maximum 1.5 °C.

According to Planalto, Rousseff congratulated President Obama on “the United States' firm and proactive leadership in the Paris negotiations.”

Translated by Mayra Borges

Fonte: Obama calls Rousseff to thank for Brazil's leadership at COP21

Edition: Nádia Franco / Olga Bardawil

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