The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will hold its 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) from November 30-December 11 in Paris, France. Negotiators from nearly 200 countries will convene to agree on a universal climate agreement.

Underlining the importance of their commitment, the Government of France has invited Heads of State or Government to a Leaders Event at the opening of the conference on Monday, 30 November. This event will provide Heads of State or Government with an opportunity to make statements before the conference proceeds with its official business.