France and China held the first meeting of the French-Chinese working group on the low-carbon green economy on July 17 and 18 in Paris.
This working group was set out in the joint presidential statement on climate change on November 2, 2015, and is aimed at strengthening dialogue and practical cooperation efforts on climate and energy-related issues.
This meeting provided an opportunity for France and China to reaffirm the irreversibility of the Paris Agreement and international climate action, as well as to discuss the prospects for strengthening our cooperation.
It allowed us to confirm our joint determination to successfully complete the negotiations on the rules for implementing the Paris Agreement before the COP24 in 2018, to envisage new bilateral cooperation initiatives (notably with respect to green funding) and to discuss our respective legislation.
The next meeting of this group will take place in 2018 in Beijing.