The Paris Agreement adopted at COP21 was a turning point for the future of our planet. The Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA), a new framework implemented to mobilize civil society and private sector actors alongside governments, is one of its major components. It will enable immediate action in close collaboration with women and men working for a sustainable future.
The buildings and construction sector is part of this movement. The LPAA focus on buildings and construction on 3 December 2015 confirmed the importance of partnerships and of the complementarity of expertise in the buildings sector needed to respond to the challenge of reducing greenhouse gases emissions. The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction, launched on this occasion with the United Nations Environment Programme and many other partners, is a major milestone.
I would like to thank you for your involvement from the beginning of this initiative, which showed your willingness to tackle the challenge of climate change.
Her Excellency Ms Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy, and the Sea, in Charge of International Relations on Climate Change, French Republic