31 Aug '14, 11pm

France underlines commitment to "legally binding" agreement at Paris climate summit

France underlines commitment to "legally binding" agreement at Paris climate summit

The French government has stressed it wants to deliver a "legally binding" climate change agreement at the UN's Paris summit in late 2015, arguing that it represents the primary goal of the crucial meeting. Speaking at the Annual French Ambassadors Conference in Paris late last week, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who is expected to have a central role at the UN climate summit, indicated that success or failure of the summit would be measured against its ability to deliver a legally binding agreement. FURTHER READING Masdar cuts ribbon on Samoa's first wind farm Should we "green up" dirty energy technologies? "We need to get a legally binding agreement," he was quoted as saying . "This is the first goal and not an easy one. Afterwards, every country will make pledges, there will also be essential finance dimensions, such as the Green Climate Fund and carbon pricing." The...

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