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Watch Again: Bill Gates talks about climate and growth during Paris summit

Rhys Jones
Tuesday 05 December 2023 08:24 GMT

Watch when Bill Gates spoke at a UN summit on climate and growth in Paris, on Tuesday 5 December 2023.

The philanthropist is in conversation with French finance minister Bruno Le Maire. Mr Gates is an outspoken advocate of handling and avoiding serious climate change, even releasing a book called ‘How to Avoid Climate Disaster’

Paris made modern history in fighting climate change, holding Cop21 there in 2016, where the Paris Agreement, a legally binding international treaty on climate change, was adopted by 196 Parties.

The Paris Agreement is a hot topic at Cop28 currently ongoing in Dubai, UAE, as several parties aren’t on track in their attempts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.

Mr Gates is co-president of a charity with his wife Melinda, the ‘Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’, and is the second largest charity in the world.

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