France welcomes the publication of the fifth report of the Expert Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Philippe Martin, Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, and Mr Pascal Canfin, Deputy Minister of Development, welcomed the unanimous adoption of the Stockholm first volume of the fifth IPCC report
The report confirms the dramatic reality of climate change : the first decade of this century (2001-2010) has been the warmest since 1850. The increase in the average of temperature at the Earth’s surface, the rising sea levels and the accelerated melting of glaciers are confirmed as indisputable scientific facts.
France is mobilized to build a global climate pact by 2015 that will engage all stakeholders on the limitation of emissions of greenhouse gases to contain temperature change below 2 ° C by 2100. Monday, September 30, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the presence of Dr. Pachauri, IPCC chairman, will hold a forum entitled "Climate Change : science to political action", with scientists and the civil society. It will be the starting point in France in view of the mobilization for the World Conference of Paris in 2015.
Source : Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris, 27 September 2013