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19 January 2015

COP21: limit the effects of global warming to below 2°C

The goal of the COP21 climate change conference in Paris is ambitious but necessary: limit the effects of global warming to below 2°C.
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The scientific conclusions of the IPCC are definitive: global warming is indisputable and the IPCC qualifies the role of human activities in the increase in average temperatures since the mid-20th century as extremely likely (a more than 95% probability, compared to 90% in 2007 and to 66% in 2001).
COP 21, which will meet in Paris in December 2015, has set the goal of reaching an international agreement that allows global warming to be limited to below 2°C. France views the climate challenge not only as the need to share the emissions burden, but also as an opportunity to create jobs and wealth and to invent new modes of production and consumption. The country holds an ambitious position within the European Union, with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% in 2030, followed by 60% by 2040 (compared with 1990), to ensure that the European Union maintains an ambitious and exemplary approach.
The Government has initiated an ecological and energy transition with the aim of noticeably reducing its carbon emissions. Its rate of greenhouse gas emissions per person is already among the lowest among developed countries.
On 14 January 2015 Laurent Fabius presented the visual identity of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) which he will chair. A website dedicated to COP21 is also available online:

Climate disruption - Energy transition - Communiqué issued by Mme Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (Paris, 20/01/2015) - France Diplomatie website

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