2015 Paris Climate Conference: Logistics And Civil Society Participation


In order to organize this United Nations Conference in the best conditions, France has chosen to hold it in Paris, at the Paris-Le Bourget site, which is logistically the most suitable in terms of hosting facilities and accessibility for not only the official delegations but also civil society and the media, which are crucial to the success of the Conference.

For 2015, France would like to establish optimal conditions for civil society participation. In particular, regular meetings will be held with civil society representatives (NGOs, businesses, unions, etc.) in the lead-up to the Conference, in order to gather opinions and involve all those who are dedicated to making it a success. A dedicated civil society “village” will be set up on the Le Bourget site. It will be accessible without official accreditation, unlike the official negotiating areas.

The report by Ronan Dantec, Senator for the Loire-Atlantique Department, and Michel Delebarre, Senator for the Nord Department, on the role of local governments in climate negotiations further demonstrates France’s wish to include territories and locally-elected representatives in the discussions.

Lastly, France has chosen to make this Conference exemplary in terms of environmental impact and will implement a programme of action to minimize the impact of the meeting in terms of consumption of natural resources (water, waste, energy) and greenhouse gas emissions.