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France: Climate change as much a priority as the war on terror - Hollande at COP2102:13

France: Climate change as much a priority as the war on terror - Hollande at COP21

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November 30, 2015 at 02:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

Tackling climate change alongside terrorism is among the major global challenges that must be overcome, said French President Hollande in Paris, Monday, adding "we must leave our children more than a planet free of terror."

Speaking at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), Hollande welcomed the heads of state who gathered in the French capital aiming to reach an international agreement on cutting carbon emmissions. Although focused on climate issues, Hollande's speech was overshadowed by the recent terror attacks and the migration crisis. "Climate change will bring conflicts just as clouds bring storms. It's causing migration, which is causing more refugees to take flights than wars. [...] Essentially what is at stake with this climate conference is peace," stated the French leader.

More than 150 Heads of State and Government are expected to gather for the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), taking place in the French capital from 30 November to 11 December.

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Tackling climate change alongside terrorism is among the major global challenges that must be overcome, said French President Hollande in Paris, Monday, adding "we must leave our children more than a planet free of terror."

Speaking at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), Hollande welcomed the heads of state who gathered in the French capital aiming to reach an international agreement on cutting carbon emmissions. Although focused on climate issues, Hollande's speech was overshadowed by the recent terror attacks and the migration crisis. "Climate change will bring conflicts just as clouds bring storms. It's causing migration, which is causing more refugees to take flights than wars. [...] Essentially what is at stake with this climate conference is peace," stated the French leader.

More than 150 Heads of State and Government are expected to gather for the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), taking place in the French capital from 30 November to 11 December.

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