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15 May 2014 - 2015 Paris climate conference/appointment of Mme Laurence Tubiana

Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

France will next year host and chair the very important COP21 on climate disruption.

I have asked Mme Laurence Tubiana to be my special representative for this 2015 Paris climate conference.

Laurence Tubiana is a world-renowned expert on climate issues. Among other things, she is President of the Board of Governors of the French Development Agency and Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations.

She will be accompanying me tomorrow on my visit to China, where I shall be discussing these issues. She will contribute her skills and vision to preparing the 2015 Paris climate conference, supporting the negotiation team.

In particular, her task will be to galvanize all stakeholders to promote a “positive agenda”, aimed at showing not only that the fight against climate disruption is essential but also that it can bring major benefits in terms of growth, employment and quality of life.

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