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Climate Home News, 21st June 2018

One day after the EU signalled it may increase its pledge to the Paris Agreement, eight of its member states have signed a call for raised climate ambition.

A joint declaration was issued in parallel to the Second Ministerial on Climate Action (Moca) meeting, hosted by the EU, China, and Canada in Brussels, which concluded on Thursday.

The statement, which was signed by 23 countries in total, raised the possibility that governments would revisit and increase their pledges to the Paris Agreement, known as a nationally determined contributions or NDCs.

“We commit to exploring the possibilities for stepping up our own ambition,” said the joint statement.

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