More than 130 world leaders expected to attend UN Climate Change Conference in Paris

Among those attending are David Cameron, Barack Obama, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi

Samuel Osborne
Monday 23 November 2015 17:05
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The coal fuelled Cottam power station generates electricity on November 30, 2009 in Retford, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
The coal fuelled Cottam power station generates electricity on November 30, 2009 in Retford, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

World leaders will gather in paris next week for the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

They will discuss plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a bid to keep the increase in global temperatures under the 2°C limit scientists think is needed to stop dangerous climate change.

Among those attending are David Cameron, Barack Obama, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said 138 world leaders are expected on the opening day of the conference, which starts on

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No foreign leaders had asked France to postpone the summit in the wake of deadly terror attacks which murdered 130 civilians in Paris.

He said postponing the summit would amount to "abdicating to the terrorists".

However, a march to encourage world leaders to come to an agreement on tackling climate change was cancelled by the French government following the Paris attacks.

Around 45,000 people are expected to attend the event, which will be held from 30 November to 11 December in Le Bourget, north of Paris.

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