195 COUNTRIES ADOPT THE FIRST UNIVERSAL CLIMATE AGREEMENT
“I hear no objection in the room, I declare the Paris climate agreement adopted.” It was with these words, on Saturday, 12 December, that Laurent Fabius closed the fierce negotiations that had been underway for two weeks in Le Bourget. A long standing ovation and shouts of joy followed in the room where the 195 countries had gathered to adopt the Paris agreement, a historic agreement to combat climate change.
The French Embassy in Singapore, along with other European embassies, organised several events the past few weeks to support the global effort against climate change :
- Conference : Transitioning to a low-carbon economy: what can the financial sector do?
- Film screening of ’The Salt of the Earth’
- Opening of COP21 at the French Embassy