The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - better known as COP - is the main multilateral discussion framework on climate. At the negotiations, France is represented by a delegation comprising experts from several ministries and agencies, including the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, as well as a European Union delegation. This EU delegation negotiates on behalf of all EU Member States, with a team made up of experts from the European Commission and national ministries, including from France.
In addition to its contributions to multilateral negotiations, France is also working bilaterally for the climate. It is an issue which is always discussed during meetings between the President of the French Republic and his counterparts. Furthermore, through its bilateral aid, France is helping developing countries, especially the most vulnerable ones, to combat climate change and adapt to its effects.