French President’s climate advisor to join live Twitter Q&A about COP20 and Paris 2015

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1 December 2014

LONDON: The French President’s climate advisor Nicolas Hulot will join us for a live Twitter Q&A on December 10, about the importance of this week’s COP20 ahead of global climate talks in Paris next year.

This week world leaders are meeting in Lima, Peru, for the latest round of global climate talks, COP20. Taking place at the end of an extremely busy year for climate action - which included the US-China announcing a game-changing climate deal, the release of the IPCCC’s critical 5th Assessment Report, as well as high-profile climate events in NYC - Lima is seen as the crucial stepping stone toward the COP21 climate talks in Paris next year.

Paris is vital because this is where a global climate deal is expected to be agreed. But how will COP20 in Lima this month help us achieve that goal? Will the 2014’s growing momentum for climate action help shape negotiating positions in Lima? What is expected from the world’s biggest economies? Which countries are already showing the most potential leadership for a framework toward a global deal? And what are the key breakthroughs we need to make Paris a success?

Joining us live on Twitter to answer some of these questions is Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy of the President of the Republic for the Protection of the Planet to French President François Hollande.

Nicolas Hulot has a unique perspective on the global talks, having visited key countries over the past few years in preparation for hosting COP21 in Paris. He told us: “I see COP20 in Lima as an essential milestone on the road to COP21 in Paris. Good news in Lima will put us on the right track for the ambitious agreement we need for ourselves, our children and our planet.”

You can ask Nicolas Hulot your questions from 2.45pm Paris time/8.45am New York time on Wednesday December 10, simply by tweeting them to us at @ClimateGroup with hashtag #cleanrevolution.

Want to read more about COP? Over the next two weeks we are releasing pre and post-COP briefings as well as producing COP20 coverage in our news and blogs and on Twitter. Our States & Regions events in Lima can be tracked on hashtag #statesandregions.

And in case you missed it, here's a brief background to the COP20 in Lima and our infographic showing the history of the COP negotiations.

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