Statement by Nick Henry, CEO of Climate Action, on the Paris Attacks of 13 November

  • November 17, 2015

Climate Action CEO, Nick Henry, has released the following statement regarding the attacks in Paris on 13 November

''As organiser of the Sustainable Innovation Forum at Stade de France, I would like to offer my deepest condolences to all those who were affected by the hideous attacks that took place in Paris on Friday 13 November. Such violent acts of terror against innocent people are incomprehensible and abhorrent, and my thoughts are with the families who have lost loved ones or are caring for the many injured.

Laurent Fabius, France's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC, have already confirmed that COP21 will proceed as planned and we support them in the decision not to let terrorism derail what will be one of the most important environmental conferences of our lifetimes.

We can confirm that the Sustainable Innovation Forum, UNEP's official event at COP21, will go ahead as planned on 7-8 December. An important reason for choosing Stade de France as our event partner was its excellent security record. This was confirmed on Friday when three terrorists were denied entry to the stadium.

France has reinstated border controls and will increase police deployment during COP21, so we feel assured that security in Paris will be appropriate to the level of threat. We are currently reviewing event security with Stade de France in the light of Friday's events to ensure the safety of all participants.''

Statement by Nick Henry, CEO of Climate Action, on the Paris Attacks of 13 November