France wants business world to help curb climate change

France wants business world to help curb climate change

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 20, 2015 at 10:31 a.m.


2 photos

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is calling on business leaders to get more involved in fighting global warming by financing climate-friendly projects and investing in green technologies.

France is to host the U.N. Climate Change Conference in December.

Hollande stressed Wednesday that an agreement between 196 countries in Paris would have "extremely positive consequences on economic actors, technologies of the future, employment and growth."

"You must make commitments, provide us answers, and the success will also be yours," he said at a Business and Climate summit at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

He also recalled that governments agreed at the 2009 summit in Copenhagen to seek a total of $100 billion from public and private investors to help poor countries tackling climate change.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Photos

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast