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Climate – Election of new IPCC chair and working group co-chair

Published on October 7, 2015
Statement by the Deputy Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, October 7, 2015

France congratulates Hoesung Lee on his election as chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which makes outstanding contributions to climate change science.

We also welcome the election of Valérie Masson-Delmotte, along with Panmao Zhai of China, as co-chair of the IPCC working group tasked with studying and scientifically assessing the causes and evolution of climate change.

This new leadership of IPCC bodies comes at a key moment for international climate governance, following the adoption in New York of new sustainable development goals and a few weeks ahead of the Paris conference that will be chaired by Laurent Fabius

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