COP21 in Paris Will Go Ahead Despite Attacks

THE Paris 2015 UN climate change conference (COP21) will go ahead in Paris at the end of the month and into December despite Friday’s deadly attacks.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls told TF1 television on Saturday that the conference "will be held because it's an essential meeting for humanity.”

He added that the conference would also be an opportunity for a display of international solidarity with France after the attacks. Currently 188 world leaders are planning to attend COP21, which starts on November 30. Apart from leaders another 20-40,000 delegates are expected.

Nick Nuttall, spokesman of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat told Reuters: "Security at U.N. climate conferences is always tight but understandably it will be even tighter for Paris.”

Reuters also report that today, Monday, organisers of a march promoting climate action on the eve of the conference, November 29, are discussing whether they will go ahead with their planned action. They have been hoping for a march similar to “People’s Climate March” last year, which saw hundreds of thousands in cities around the world joining in with the main even in New York.

Energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy saving is key to many of the actions involved in tackling climate change, making COP21 an important event for all working and interested in these sectors.

Monday 16th November 2015


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