France's Macron to host climate summit in Paris on Dec. 12

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 08, 2017 11:04 AM

HAMBURG (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday Paris will host a summit on Dec. 12 to make further progress on the 2015 Paris climate agreement and to address its financing issues.

"On Dec. 12, two years after the Paris (climate) agreement, I will therefore convene a summit to take further action on climate, notably on the financial front," Macron told journalists.

He said that the summit would aim to mobilize private and public financing for the projects committed to in the Paris agreement.

(Reporting by Marine Pennetier, Caroline Pailliez; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)