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Francophonie Pledges to Halve GHG Emissions by 2050

Francophonie Pledges to Halve GHG Emissions by 2050 20 October 2008: During the 12th Francophonie Summit, which

took place in Quebec City, Canada, from 17-19 October 2008, seventy

French-speaking nations and regional governments adopted the Quebec

Declaration.

In the Declaration, participants pledge to help cut global

greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in half by 2050. Participants also reaffirm

their support of the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol. The group also indicates

that it would draft a “concerted francophone position” for upcoming climate

change conferences in Poznan, Poland, in December 2008, and in Copenhagen,

Denmark, in 2009. [Meeting

Website] [Quebec

Declaration]