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COP21 launch event in Canberra

Director of UNIC Canberra Christopher Woodthorpe addressing the audience at COP21 launch event in Canberra On Monday 30 November UNIC Canberra, took part in the symbolic event to mark the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris organised to coincide with the ​start of the​ conference in Paris. Held at the French Embassy in Canberra, the event was co-Organised with a number of other Diplomatic Missions based in Australia. Continue reading

COP21 – Frequently Asked Questions

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Why is the conference called COP21?
The Paris Climate Conference is officially known as the 21st Conference of the Parties (or “COP”) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations body which is responsible for climate and based in Bonn, Germany.  The Conference will also serve as the 11th Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol.  Continue reading

Readout of the Secretary-General’s telephone call with François Hollande, President of France

The Secretary-General called the President of France, François Hollande, this morning, to present his condolences to the families of the victims of the 13 November terrorist attacks in Paris, as well as to the Government and people of France. He reiterated his condemnation of these attacks. Continue reading

‘Climate change knows no national borders,’ Ban says, urging consensus-building ahead of Paris conference

With the “deadline” for concluding a universal climate agreement just four weeks away, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today warned that despite months of talks and critical pledges on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, key issues still remain in play – on equity and differentiation, on finance and ambition – requiring world leaders to give clear guidance to their negotiators to seek compromise and reach a fair, universal deal at the upcoming UN climate conference in Paris. Continue reading

As momentum builds for December climate talks in Paris, Ban looks ahead to ‘bold’ outcome

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the French diplomatic corps in Paris. UN Photo/Evan SchneiderCommending France’s “exemplary leadership” on efforts to tackle climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today affirmed that the international community is now at a stage where the final elements of the new climate agreement are being negotiated. “The climate conference in Paris later this year is at the very top of the Continue reading