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COP21 – Opening Day Summary

By December 8, 2015 No Comments

By Elsa Polycarpe

Jour 1

Francois Hollande along with Laurent Fabius, Ségolène Royal, Ban Ki-Moon and Christiana Figueres at the Conference opening

This is the 21st climate conference that annually gathers every country willing to act for the environment climate. It is taking place in Paris-Le Bourget, from the November 30th to the December 11th.

  • Francois Hollande greets the 150 Head of States that participate to the COP21
  • Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs was elected as the COP21 president and made a speech before the assembly: “In this opening day of the Conference, the success is not yet acquired but it is within reach. It is up to us all to show our responsibilities, so I will be able to pronounce the four expected words: the mission is accomplished.”
  • Launch of the “Mission Innovation” project, that engages states to double their Research and Development budgets by 2020.
  • Launch of the “Solar Alliance” initiative, a common solar platform that cooperates between solar-resource rich countries.
  • Establishment of the “Carbon Price Panel” for carbon pricing at a global scale.

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