Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan in Paris for Pre-COP Meeting
Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishna is in Paris, France attending an informal ministerial meeting on climate change (Pre-COP) from 8-10 November 2015. This meeting is convened by the incoming French Presidency of the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-21).
The Pre-COP is held as part of the preparations for COP-21 which will take place in Le Bourget, France from 30 November to 11 December 2015. Around 80 ministers are expected to attend this Pre-COP Meeting.
Among the other outcomes expected at COP-21 is a new global climate agreement which will succeed the Kyoto Protocol after 2020.
Minister Balakrishnan is accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.