2015 Paris Climate Conference
The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) on climate change is scheduled to take place in Paris in December 2015 and will be attended by nearly 50,000 international delegates and stakeholders. The event is a key milestone, since 2015 is the year in which commitments to combat climate change are due to be adopted for implementation as of 2020. The Paris conference will provide a forum for talks between 194 countries. It will also be an outstanding opportunity to highlight a whole array of solutions and initiatives for energy, mobility and buildings implemented in France and around the world by companies, institutions and local authorities, along with a number of bodies and centres for research and innovation. With this in mind, the French sustainable development committee (Comité 21) teamed up with Club France Développement Durable—a group comprising over 60 French networks—to launch Solutions COP 21 (www.solutionscop21.org—in French only) on 9 July this year, providing a showcase for low-carbon solutions designed to generate growth and create jobs. ADEME is partnering the initiative. A series of events are scheduled in the run-up to COP21 over the next 18 months. /
A number of Euro-Mediterranean stakeholders from the public and private sectors gathered in Marseille, France, on 24 April for the second international conference on energy transition in the Mediterranean, organised by the Mediterranean Association of National Agencies for Energy Conservation (MEDENER). Overview and outlook.