France in Vienna is committed to the COP 21 [fr]
This side event is comprised of two phases. The first consists in an introduction by the troïka of COP presidencies, comprised of Peru(COP20), France (COP21) and Morocco (COP22) of the issues at stake during the negotiations within the sphere of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCC).
This is the occasion for Her Excellency Madame Bérengère Quincy, French Ambassador for the COP 21, to expose the state of play of negotiations on the four pillars of the "Climate Alliance" and the objectives set by the French presidency which it plans to meet by December 2015 in Paris. She first highlights on a brief reminder of discussions since the COP20 in Lima, Peru, as well as the expected results of the COP 21, in preparation of the COP 22 which will take place in Morocco in 2016.
The AIEA panel, Maroc, France, Pérou. Credits: FX T
The second part of this event aims at providing the IAEA with the opportunity to present the potentiel which nuclear technologies represent in terms of recognising climate change, mitigating its causes and adapting society to its effects. Nuclear energy, a low carbon emitting energy, constitutes in this regard a suitable form of energy, for which each country is free to use in its energy mix.