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BRICS leaders committed to Paris Agreement, declaration reads

The leaders urged the developed countries to scale up the provision of financial, technical and capacity-building support with the aim to avoid climate change or adapt to it

BRASILIA, November 14. /TASS/. BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) member states are committed to the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the declaration approved on the outcomes of the summit in Brasilia informs.

"We reiterate our commitment to the implementation of the Paris Agreement adopted under the principles of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, in the light of different national circumstances," the document informs.

The leaders urged the developed countries to scale up the provision of financial, technical and capacity-building support with the aim to avoid climate change or adapt to it.

"We expect that the first replenishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) by the end of 2019 will significantly exceed the initial resource mobilization, ensuring that financial contributions by donors match the ambition, needs and priorities of developing countries," the leaders stressed.

The Block is also concerned by the possibility of an arms race in space, calling for an international agreement to regulate this issue.

"We express our serious concern about the possibility of an arms race in outer space and reaffirm the need to carry on activities in the exploration and peaceful uses of outer space in accordance with international law, including the Charter of the United Nations," the document states.

"We emphasize the urgent need to negotiate a legally binding multilateral instrument that could fill the gap in the international legal regime applicable to outer space, including on the prevention of the placement of weapons in outer space," the leaders noted. "We stress that practical transparency and confidence building measures may also contribute towards this goal."

"We underscore that any instrument on this matter should be non-discriminatory and contain operative provisions on the right to develop technology for peaceful purposes," the BRICS leaders stressed.

concerned by the possibility of an arms race in space, calling for an international agreement to regulate this issue, the declaration approved on the outcomes of the BRICS summit in Brasilia informs.

"We express our serious concern about the possibility of an arms race in outer space and reaffirm the need to carry on activities in the exploration and peaceful uses of outer space in accordance with international law, including the Charter of the United Nations," the document states.

"We emphasize the urgent need to negotiate a legally binding multilateral instrument that could fill the gap in the international legal regime applicable to outer space, including on the prevention of the placement of weapons in outer space," the leaders noted. "We stress that practical transparency and confidence building measures may also contribute towards this goal."

"We underscore that any instrument on this matter should be non-discriminatory and contain operative provisions on the right to develop technology for peaceful purposes," the BRICS leaders stressed.

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