Ségolène Royal inaugurates Business and Climate Summit in London
Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs, responsible for International Climate Relations and President of COP21, opened the Business and Climate Summit in London on Tuesday 28 June.
She highlighted the key role of businesses in implementing the Paris climate agreement and ensuring the transition towards a low-carbon economy: "Businesses are key for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Many advocate carbon pricing in order to give the right signal to investors and drive the transition towards a low-carbon economy, which is very encouraging. As President of COP21, I aim to promote a carbon price that is high, stable and coordinated.”
Mme Royal was also interviewed by the BBC in the HardTalk show later in the day.