The general debate of the 64th session of the General Assembly started on September 23, 2009, with the participation of over one hundred Heads of State and Government. It was preceded on September 22 by the largest summit ever held on climate change.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy participated in both events. He was accompanied by Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs.
22 September 2009 - Speech delivered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the United Nations Summit on Climate Change
(translation of statement made in French)
Today, we have only 87 days left to succeed or fail. From the unanimous scientists, we know that global warming is a reality. No one can dispute this reality.
We know that we have to limit it to 2