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Hollande requires developed countries to protect climate

French President Francois Hollande said that emerging polluting countries should participate in the agreement against global warming that is sought in the UN climate summit in Paris (cop21), while rich countries must make a funding effort.

"The agreement should be binding and universal. The emerging countries can not stay out of that framework, which emit more C02 have a duty that can not be exempt, whatever their stage of development," Hollande said in an interview the weekly L'Express, Efe

The French head of state added that the obligation of rich countries is "displayed copies in financing and industrial stakes". "There is simply nice words, we must also engage in binding targets," he added.

Hollande also referred to some of the issues that will be on the table in the cop21 to be held in Paris from next November 30 and December 11, as a market of polluting emissions, corporate environmental responsibility of companies or agriculture in the future.

"On the price of carbon dioxide (CO2), the aim is to progressively secure worldwide at a sufficiently high level to stimulate best practices," he said. As for genetic engineering and agro-technology, he said that is "the agenda" at the summit with the challenge of "producing more and better", a time that "new jobs and activities" are created.

In his opinion, the solution lies in "agro-ecology" because the soil can store CO2, and "circular economy, instead of squandering waste makes new resources".

The head of state added that "green growth" will be "one of the main pillars" of the future growth and called on all to put the fight against climate change as a priority.

"What is more important to the present or the future? ... Are ethical decisions ..." he said.

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