Official visit of French ambassadors for COP21 to India
Official visit of Laurence Tubiana, Ambassador - Climate Change Negotiations & COP21 and Nicolas Hulot, French President’s Special Envoy - Protection of the Planet.
New Delhi, 27-29 July 2015
H.E. Mrs Laurence Tubiana, Ambassador for Climate Change Negotiations, Special Representative of the French Government for the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) – being held in November-December this year – paid a visit to India from 27 to 29 July 2015.
Mrs Tubiana was accompanied by H.E. Mr Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy of the French President for the Protection of the Planet.
On the occasion of this visit, the Embassy of France and Observer Research Foundation (ORF) organised a public interaction on COP21 on Tuesday, 28th July 2015.
The session was chaired by Mr J.M. Mauskar, Advisor, ORF and member of PM’s Climate Change Council.
This was the fifth interaction in the monthly series “The Road to Paris: COP21 Dialogues”, organized by the French Embassy in the run-up to the COP21.
This visit, which took place a few days after the informal ministerial-level negotiation session held in Paris on 20-21 July 2015, was organized in the view of France hosting the COP21.
During their visit, Mrs Tubiana and Mr Hulot held discussions with various officials of the Indian Government, including Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forests and Climate Change.
They also had interactions with Indian think tanks and experts in the field of climate change and members of the Indian business community, in partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). They also met Members of Parliament engaged in these issues.
The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place in Paris in December this year. An effective and equitable international agreement will be critical for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius and for supporting adaptation to climate change impacts. France, as the host and chair of COP21, is committed to the role of an impartial facilitator for forging an ambitious agreement at COP21.