Paris climate summit still on

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Series Details 14.11.15
Publication Date 14/11/2015
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Following the terrorist attacks hitting Paris on 13 November 2015, France's foreign minister Laurent Fabius confirmed that the COP21 global climate change summit would still take place as scheduled, between 30 November and 11 December 2015.

Special measures of security, besides the ones already in place after the attacks as part of the state of emergency, were expected to be implemented during the two weeks of the summit. Entertainment events connected to the event were likely to be called off.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change expected the COP21 to draw some 10,000 government representatives to the Le Bourget conference center in a northeastern Parisian suburb, plus 7,000 observers per week and 3,000 journalists. Thousands more were excpected to descend on the French capital to campaign for climate action.

[Even before the terrorist attacks of 13 November 2015, France's Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve had announced on the 6 November 2015 that France would re-establish border controls during the Paris Climate Conference]

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ESO: Paris Climate Change Conference, November-December 2015
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