On the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires (Nov. 30-Dec. 1), Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian will meet on November 30 with Wang Yi, China’s state councilor and minister for foreign affairs, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
They will discuss climate and environmental issues ahead of the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (from December 2 to 14 in Katowice, Poland), which must decide on robust, ambitious rules for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Their meeting will also be important for laying the groundwork for the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection of Biological Diversity, to be held in China in 2020.
On November 19, France and China launched the Franco-Chinese Year of the Environment, thereby demonstrating their resolve to join forces in the fight against global warming and the protection of the environment. It sends a message encouraging international mobilization in these areas.
Their meeting will be followed by a press conference and a joint statement to the press.