Leyla Aliyeva attends official reception at COP21

By: Nigar Orujova

Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, founder and head of IDEA Public Association Leyla Aliyeva has attended the official reception organized as part of the COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris.

COP21 climate change summit brought together more than 190 nations to find a new global agreement on climate change, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that can cause dangerous warming on the planet.

The official reception was organized by the Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy of France. French President Francois Hollande attended the event.

COP21, known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, was, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate.

France played a leading international role in hosting this conference, and COP21 was one of the largest international conferences ever held in the country.

The conference attracted close to 50,000 participants including 25,000 official delegates from government, intergovernmental organizations, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society.

As part of her visit to the conference, Aliyeva have also addressed a side event titled “Innovative decision making tools for low carbon development and climate resilience in Europe and Central Asia” and attended a number of meeting.

At the meeting with Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Monique Barbut, Aliyeva and Barbut signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between IDEA and UNCCD.

IDEA is implementing large-scale local and international projects to protect the environment and to promote innovative approaches toward solving environmental problems.

The campaign is based on the principles of: dialogue, action, leadership, and education – all the essential components for fostering positive and sustainable environmental change.