Climate – Diplomatic network update – Germany (4 November, 2015)

Laurent Fabius called on our ambassadors to increase the number of climate initiatives in preparation for the Paris Climate Conference.

The Embassy of France in Germany hosted two events on this topic.

At the University of Tübingen, Ambassador Philippe Etienne presented the issues that will be raised during COP21 to political and economic actors from the state of Baden-Württemberg.

In Berlin, the embassy hosted a parliamentary evening in partnership with the German Development Institute. This event brought together members of the Bundestag from all parties, diplomats, scientists and representatives of civil society to discuss the implementation of climate policies. Thomas Silberhorn, Germany’s Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, delivered the opening speech at this event where Yann Arthus Bertrand’s “60 solutions against climate change” exhibition was unveiled before it travels to other venues in Germany.