“I hear no objection in the room, I declare the Paris climate agreement adopted.” It was with these words, on Saturday, 12 December, that Laurent Fabius closed the fierce negotiations that had been underway for two weeks in Le Bourget.
A long standing ovation and shouts of joy followed in the room where the 195 countries had gathered to adopt the Paris agreement, a historic agreement to combat climate change.
After two weeks of negotiations and months of bargaining, six months after the resounding failure that lastingly marked all memories of COP15, in Copenhagen, he celebrated the completion of the French Presidency’s work.
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