“I totally emphathise with their claims. For them it’s a matter of life and survival. Any increase beyond 1.5 or 2 degrees will significantly threaten their island nations.
“They are asking for 1.5 degrees limit to global temperature rise as a reference point, said Fabius, who is also France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.
In his daily briefing to the media, Minister Fabius confirmed that two negotiating texts were submitted by the co-chairs and facilitators of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) on Friday morning.