Heads of State Confirm Paris Climate Talks Attendance: Source

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Heads of State Confirm Paris Climate Talks Attendance: Source

Men work on the site where the upcoming COP21 World Climate Summit will be held at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, November 19, 2015. (Reuters)


PARIS:  Heads of state invited to climate talks in Paris starting on November 30 have confirmed they will attend even after the November 13 attacks by Islamic State militants that killed 130 people, a French presidency source said.

"None of the heads of state or government has cancelled," the source told Reuters, adding that 138 leaders were expected on the opening day of the UN Climate Change conference that runs until December 11.

World leaders will discuss plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions and prevent global temperatures rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Some 40,000 to 45,000 people are expected to attend the event, also dubbed COP21, which will be held at Le Bourget, north of Paris, a conference management source said.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday that no foreign leaders had asked France to postpone the summit, a move he said would amount to "abdicating to the terrorists".
© Thomson Reuters 2015

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