The Minister of the Environment Ségolène Royal announced Wednesday, Feb. 17 that it would take the presidency of the COP21, following the resignation Monday night of the former Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. “It is true that the President asked me yesterday to take this responsibility, which I accepted,” said the minister on iTV.
Before announcing the proposal made by the head of the state, she suggested that this appointment would “maybe” be announced in the day, probably to the cabinet.
Laurent Fabius gave up the presidency of the COP21 after the controversy created by his desire to combine the presidency of the Constitutional Council and that of the COP21.
Ségolène Royal, who saw portfolio expanded last week to “international relations climate”, had said Friday that it was necessary “to clarify the rules.”
as part of this presidency, Ségolène Royal will in particular prepare UN meeting on 22 April that should start the process of signature of the Paris climate agreement adopted in December and implement major projects initiated at COP (solar Alliance initiative for Africa .. ..).