France welcomes COP21
The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) got underway in France on 30th November 2015. The opening session at the Bourget site in Paris was attended by well over 150 Heads of State and Government or their representatives, and thousands of delegates from around the world. This level of participation has made COP21 one of the biggest diplomatic events ever organized, besides the UN general Assembly.
The President of the Republic François Hollande welcomed the guests to this historic meet, in presence of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, the UNFCCC executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, the President of COP21 who is also French Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius, and the French Minister of Ecology Ségolène Royal.
The Paris Conference is expected to end with the signing on 11th December of a new agreement applicable to all countries in order to maintain global warming below 2°C.
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