Climate change - Environment

  • Global biodiversity report released in Paris

    The seventh session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Plenary will take place from 29 April to 4 May 2019 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. At this event, IPBES will present its Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services to representatives of 130 States.

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  • France and Sri Lanka join hands for Oceans protection and Blue Economy

    The Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and the Maldives and its partners - Biodiversity Sri Lanka, MIND, IUCN, the French Development Agency, the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies and the Alliance Française de Kotte in Colombo - organized a high level seminar to raise awareness and trigger action regarding Ocean’s protection and Blue economy in Sri Lanka.

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  • First International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit

    The first International Solar Alliance summit was held on 11 March 2018 in New Delhi. This new international organization aims to accelerate the deployment of solar energy in 121 sun-rich countries situated between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

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  • France launches plan to implement Paris climate deal

    Nicolas Hulot, Ministre d’Etat, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, has today launched the Climate Plan to speed up the energy and climate transition.

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  • Formation of the International Solar Alliance in New York City, 22 April 2016

    On the 22nd April 2016 in New York City, Ministers and high representatives from Australia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Maldives, Mali, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Seychelles, Sri (...)

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  • What is COP21?

    In 2015, France will be hosting and presiding the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), otherwise known as “Paris 2015” from November (...)

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  • Meeting with the Minister of Environment and Energy of the Maldives

    On the 29th of March, the Attaché for Environment of the Embassy, Ms Tarana Duhaut, and the official photographer of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Frédéric de la Mûre, were received by the Minister of Environment and Energy of the Maldives, Honourable Mr Thoriq Ibrahim.

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  • Focus Climat : World Water Day Celebration at Alliance Française de Kotte

    In view of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in December 2015 in Paris and on the occasion of the World Water Day, the Alliance Française de Kotte and the French Embassy to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, present a three-part program. The first event will take place on the 21st of March at Alliance Française de Kotte.

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  • Manila Call to action on climate change

    1. We, the Heads of State of the Republic of the Philippines and of the Republic of France, along with leading individuals from different countries committed to climate action gathered in Manila today, wish to (...)

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  • Integrated waste management: A solution to the environmental problem?

    Municipal waste management is a critical issue that impacts the daily life of all citizens: poor waste collection may cause bad smell and flooding due to litter blocking storm water drains; landfill sites may affect the life of residents due to scattered plastic bags and result in both olfactory and visual pollution. Waste management is critical for our well-being but most people are unaware of it. How does it actually work?

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