French Ambassador gave a lecture on climate change

On Thursday, November 12, 2015, 14th Ambassador talk session was held at the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) in organization of the International Relations Office (IRO). HE Claire Bodonyi, Ambassador of France to BiH, gave a lecture about the International Conference on Climate Change, COP21 which will be held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015. The objective of COP21 Conference is the signing of an international agreement that would be considered a global, fair and legally binding climate solution that will eventually contribute to keeping the global warming below the two degrees. Ambassador Bodonyi emphasized that this issue we all need to deal with individually and she hopes that every country will contribute to solving the global problem. 

"This means that we can no longer live as we did so far but at the same time it does not mean that we have to give up the comfort. The challenge is to find a way and make changes in our lives where we will live differently but at the same time live well"- said Bodonyi. The Ambassador drew attention to the very important topic of environmental protection and shared with the audience many tips and experiences on how to prevent and reduce emissions that pollute our planet. She also talked about the air pollution problem in Sarajevo and invited everyone to deal with this problem more. ''Everything we do today for ecology and the planet is not for our children and our grandchildren but it is for us. We should act immediately because the situation is alarming'' - said Ambassador Bodonyi. 

After the lecture, a series of questions have been asked on the importance of change and sanctions when it comes to the environment in countries such as America and China. The lecture was attended by numerous guests, teachers and students who have shown great interest in listening to interesting facts about the COP21 Conference. Present members in audience took the opportunity, after the lecture was finished, to talk with the ambassador more about this particular matter.