June 11-12 Ambassador of France to the U.S., Gérard Araud, to Make Second Visit to Chicago
Ambassador of France to the United States, Gérard Araud, will make his second visit to Chicago on June 11-12 to discuss climate change in preparation for the COP21 conference taking place in Paris Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.
On this occasion he will meet with the Mayor of Chicago, local institutions, start-ups, environmental organizations, educational facilities, and businesses.
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What is a COP?
In 2015, France will be hosting and presiding the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), otherwise known as “Paris 2015” from November 30th to December 11th. COP21 will be a crucial conference, as it needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. France will therefore be playing a leading international role to ensure points of view converge and to facilitate the search for consensus by the United Nations, as well as within the European Union, which has a major role in climate negotiations.
More on http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en