Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia becomes first Contracting Party to support the High Ambition Coalition in global climate negotiations

13 December 2018

Yesterday, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia supported the High Ambition Coalition, signing up to the "Statement on Stepping up Climate Ambition". The instrument brings together developed and developing countries sharing the highest level of ambition in the international climate talks. The statement was endorsed by Mr. Jani Makraduli, Deputy Minister for Environment and Physical Planning of Macedonia. The Secretariat strongly supports former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in its climate ambitions.

The High Ambition Coalition (HAC) includes both developed and developing countries sharing the highest level of ambition in the international climate talks. It was originally set up at COP21 and it was instrumental for achieving the Paris Agreement. Supporters of the initiative include: the European Commission, Austria, Canada, France, Spain, Denmark, Costa Rica, Argentina, Colombia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Granada, Italy, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Santa Lucia, Sweden, Great Britain and now also former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.