Paris climate conference: Hollande expects some agreement during the summit
French President Francois Hollande has said that the climate summit that is set to begin today in Paris may produce some tangible results in fighting climate change.
Merely a few weeks after the massive attack in the French capital by ISIS terrorists, the climate change summit is a great occasion to begin the life afresh. In the meantime the French President has said the gathering of world leaders in Paris to negotiate ways to combat climate change should provide “a political impulse” to reach a “binding” and “ambitious” deal.
While talking to the media on Sunday Hollande said, â€œIf I had to judge the presence and number of contributions, I would say that the target is met. But we have an agreement to seek and concludeâ€. About 150 heads of states and governments will participate in the 21st United Nations climate conference, widely considered as the last chance to forge a crucial accord to trim global warming by 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, Xinhua news agency reported.
Thus far the world community seems to be bitterly divided on how to act on climate change. At Copenhagen summit in 2009, negotiations failed to limit greenhouses and the developed nations’ promise to grant $100 billion to world’s poorest countries to cope with climate change remained on paper. Noting “signals of hope”, the French president stressed the need to “convince all the countries because a consensus must be found during the conference so that there will be an ambitious and binding agreement”.