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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement

Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation 2016

At its meeting in Oviedo, the Jury for the 2016 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, composed of Enrique Barón Crespo, Eugenia Bieto Caubet, Rosa María Calaf Solé, Gloria Fernández-Lomana García, Enrique Fernández-Miranda y Lozana, Duke of Fernández-Miranda, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Emilio Lamo de Espinosa Michels de Champourcin, Jerónimo López Martínez, Ricardo Martí Fluxá, Rafael Matesanz Acedos, Jaime Montalvo Correa, Juan Carlos del Olmo Castillejos, Alfonso de la Rosa Morena, Luis Sánchez-Merlo Ruiz, chaired by Marcelino Oreja Aguirre, Marquis of Oreja, and Alicia Castro Masaveu acting as secretary, has decided to bestow the 2016 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement for more than two decades of work aimed at reducing the role of human activity on global warming.

The Agreement reached in Paris in December 2015, in which 195 countries finally committed to achieving a universal model for development to gradually reduce pollutant emissions, has been recognized by the Jury as a historic milestone.

The Jury has highlighted the importance of this Agreement in the context of international cooperation, as a project that looks to the future to help all countries move together toward a cleaner and more sustainable model.

Oviedo, 22nd June 2016

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