Wednesday June 3, 2020

Paris lockdown for climate summit

Marches planned in Irish cities to coincide with talks

29th November, 2015
French police officers stand guard in front of the entrance of the UN climate conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris Pic: Getty

Still reeling from the terror attacks of November 13th, Paris is set to welcome nearly 150 world leaders tomorrow for climate talks that will demand the presence of thousands of police and extensive traffic restrictions.

As many as 40,000 delegates are expected for the talks in total. Taoiseach Enda Kenny is due to speak at the opening of the conference, whose broad aim is to secure a global deal on limiting global warming and reducing emissions.


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