France, a strong commitment to environmental and energy issues
The first universal climate agreement (COP 21) was adopted by consensus of all the 196 participating delegations (195 countries and European Union) on the 12th of December 2015 in Paris. This is a long sought-after agreement and France’s contribution to its success is very considerable. Never before has there been an issue that gathered so many heads of State or Government and never have there been as many national contributions to its resolution.
The Paris agreement is a historical; it confirms the target of keeping the rise in temperature below 2°, it even establishes in one of its clauses that one should be aiming for 1,5°. Furthermore, energy must be considered as an inalienable human heritage and treated responsibly and rationally.