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Climate change

Published on November 7, 2014
Communiqué issued by Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development
New York, September 21, 2014

I welcome civil society’s mobilization in support of the fight against climate change, reflected by the holding of climate marches in Paris and several major cities around the world on Sunday.

The French presidency of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (“COP21”) is ready to listen to everyone.

I will personally participate in the People’s Climate March in New York, alongside personalities who are committed to this issue, notably Al Gore, former U.S. Vice President, with whom I will meet so that we can take action together.

I will also meet with civil society representatives and will attend the opening of “Climate Week.”

The strong message being sent to us by civil society is commensurate with the threat posed by climate change. It calls for a determined response on the part of the international community.

France will do its utmost to address this challenge by working with everyone in order to promote a universal, ambitious and balanced agreement in December 2015 in Paris.

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