UN climate conference to go ahead near Paris despite attacks: France

14th November 2015, Comments 0 comments

The UN climate conference will go ahead as planned near Paris later this month despite the terror attacks that killed 128 people in the French capital, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Saturday.

"COP21 must be held," Fabius said, using the conference's name, but he added security would be increased.

In Washington, an American official said President Barack Obama would participate in the meeting.

The November 30-December 11 meeting, taking place under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is being held at Le Bourget, on the northern rim of Paris.

"COP21" means the 21st conference of parties in the UNFCCC.

The talks aim at forging a post-2020 pact to curb greenhouse gases so that global warming does not exceed two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-industrial levels.

© 2015 AFP

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