Opening ceremony of the COP 21
M. Laurent Fabius, President of the COP 21 and French Foreign Minister, mentionated his field visit to Bangladesh in his opening speech in front of almost 150 Head of States and Government.
"President of the French Republic,
Secretary-General of the United Nations,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Dear Leaders [...]
At this very moment, I have in mind, and at heart, the stories and the faces I have encountered in recent months while preparing the Conference. In Bangladesh, an old lady, tired and dignified, who has had to move nine times because of flooding, asked if COP21 would change that."
Full speech of the President of the COP 21, M. Laurent Fabius : here