Visit by Laurent Fabius to Doha (December 5 to 7, 2012)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs will be in Doha from today to attend the ministerial segment of the United Nations Climate Change Conference together with Delphine Batho, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, and Pascal Canfin, Minister Delegate for Development.
These conferences constitute the main framework for the multilateral climate negotiations. They reflect the collective awareness of the efforts that must be taken to limit the increase in temperature to 2°C by the end of the century, in accordance with the international community’s commitments in Copenhagen in 2009.
Given the urgent need to take action against climate change, the states must, in Doha, build on the results achieved at the Durban conference in 2011, and notably make progress toward a future international legal regime to combat climate change which will include all the major emitters by 2015 and which will enter into force by 2020 at the latest.
France is aware of the numerous challenges posed by climate change and is resolutely committed to pursuing an environmental and energy transition at the national level. It plans to actively contribute to the international community’s efforts. We are fully mobilized, alongside our partners - notably our Qatari partners -, in order to ensure the success of the Doha conference and pave the way for the most ambitious agreement possible in 2015.