Paris Climate Conference – Launch of construction work at the Le Bourget site by Laurent Fabius (October 6, 2015)
Laurent Fabius will visit Le Bourget today to launch construction work at the site that will host the Paris Climate Conference, which he will chair from November 30 to December 11.
This event will be the largest conference ever hosted in France since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris in 1948. It is unique both in terms of its duration and the number of participants. The construction project being launched by Laurent Fabius today should make it possible to create, in 40 days, a 160,000 m² space able to accommodate 40,000 people: delegations from 195 countries and the EU, representatives from 2,000 associations and NGOs, almost 3,000 journalists and 20,000 visitors.
The 16-hectare site at Le Bourget reflects the choice of Laurent Fabius, COP21 President, to adopt an environmentally-friendly approach: The conference will be carbon neutral and ISO 20121 certified. The choices made with respect to the site aim to facilitate exchanges and consensus-building among the delegates, allow a broad expression of views among civil society members and facilitate the work of the media from around the world.