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Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan in Paris for Pre-COP Meeting 

November 8, 2015


France & Peru COP Presidents addressing the Pre-COP (Source: COP21 Twitter page)

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).

Pre-COP meeting ahead of Paris COP21 in 3 weeks’ time (Source: Laurence Tubiana Twitter Page)


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.

(Sources: MFA, COP21)

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