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France’s Macron to host climate summit in Paris on December 12

Macron also said that he has not given up on Trump changing his mind on leaving the Paris deal.

world Updated: Jul 08, 2017 21:03 IST
Reuters, Hamburg

US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines on the second day of the G20 Summit in Hamburg. U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday promised $639 million in funding for humanitarian programmes, including $331 million to help feed starving people in four famine-hit countries - Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen. (AFP)

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday Paris will host a summit on December 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 mobilise private and public financing for the projects committed to in the Paris agreement.

The French President also said that he has not given up on US President Donald Trump changing his mind on leaving the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord.

Saying that he “never gives up hope on convincing” others, the French leader added that “therefore I confirm that I hope to convince him.”

First Published: Jul 08, 2017 21:03 IST