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United Nations Climate Change Conference

Published on December 3, 2007
The 13th conference of parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 3rd meeting of the parties to the Kyoto Protocol

Bali, 3 - 14 December 2007

Indonesian Environment Minister and COP 13 President, Mr. Rachmat Witoelar, addressing the opening session of the conference (Bali, 03.12.07)© the United Nations




The 13th conference of parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 3rd meeting of the parties to the Kyoto Protocol are being held in Bali, Indonesia, from December 3 - 14, 2007.

Jean-Louis Borloo, Minister of State, Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Planning, represents France; the Secretary of State for Ecology, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, and the Special Ambassador for negotiations on global warning, Brice Lalonde, will also be taking part in the proceedings.

The Bali Conference comes in the wake of the publication on November 17 of the 4th report of the international panel of experts on climate change (IPCC) which confirms the seriousness of the threat of global warming on our planet.

That is why France, whose action is in line with the European Union framework, and in particular the conclusions of the European Council of March 2007, hopes that the Bali Conference will produce ambitious results capable of providing a global response to the challenges of climate change, in particular:

the satisfactory implementation of the Kyoto Protocol for the period 2008 - 2012;

the adoption of a “road map” leading to a global agreement by 2009 for post 2012;

the need to perpetuate and develop the Kyoto Protocol mechanisms;

and the formulation of a differentiated contribution from emerging countries and other developing countries.

As the findings of the “Grenelle de l’Environnement” showed in October, France is fully engaged in the fight against climate change and expects the Bali Conference to give new impetus to international mobilization.

For more information

See the UNFCCC website

See also :

- The Fight Against Climate Change - Issues and Deadlines

- French Position

- European Position

- France and the fight against global warming

- United Nations Climate Change Conference (Bali, 3 - 14 December 2007)

- 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Mr. Al Gore and all the members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (October 12, 2007)

- 12th Conference of the Parties to the Climate (Nairobi, November 6 to 17, 2006)
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