Today, 23 November 2015, Embassy of France in BiH in cooperation with the Embassy of the United States of America in BiH, the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United Nations in BiH is organizing a conference “BiH Road to COP21” at the UN House, Sarajevo.
Impacts of climate change on Bosnia and Herzegovina, country's contribution to decrease carbon emissions, as well as economic and livelihood challenges and opportunities will be presented and discussed at today’s conference by climate and environmental experts, representatives of ministries, environmental funds, international and national organizations, universities and civil society organizations.
Welcoming remarks and introduction will be delivered by:
H.E. Ms Claire Bodonyi, Ambassador of France in BiH,
H.E. Ms Maureen Cormack, Ambassador of the United States of America in BiH,
Mr. Mirko Šarović, Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH, and
Ms. Srebrenka Golić, Minister of Spatial Planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology of RS.
Dr. Laurent Mesbah, professor at the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, will moderate the Panel discussion on topic “Economic and Livelihood Opportunities arising from Climate Changes”.
The goal of the Paris Climate Conference COP21 that will be held from 30 November to 11 December 2015, is to adopt the global agreement, which will set the framework for the transition towards the societies and economies with low emission of carbon dioxide, who are willing to confront the climate changes. The future international agreement relates primarily to ensure equal reduction – the efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and the adaptation of societies to the forthcoming climate changes.