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5 June 2014 - World Environment Day

Statement of the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development

On the occasion of World Environment Day, France reaffirms its commitment to protecting the planet.

In particular, France is engaged in preparations for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference – an historic opportunity to reach an ambitious universal agreement on combating climate change.

France is playing a leading role in international cooperation on biodiversity, marine environments, water, resource management and desertification. It welcomes the United Nations Environment Assembly taking place in Nairobi on June 23-27, which represents a key step toward strengthening international governance in this area.

France is actively participating in international negotiations on Sustainable Development Goals, which will mark a fundamental shift toward establishing a more sustainable development model.

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