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On 15 December 2015, Camille Gira, Secretary of State for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, addressed the European Parliament's plenary session in Strasbourg, on behalf of the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the EU, on the results of COP21, the United Nations conference on climate change held in Paris from 29 November to 12 December 2015. An agreement was adopted by 196 parties, which sets, from 2020, a universal binding framework designed to limit the global rise in temperatures. Camille Gira spoke of a "historic achievement" and an agreement that took 'a great step forward', while calling for the framework to be set out in more detail in the months and years ahead.
On October 7 2015, Nicolas Schmit, Luxembourg Minister responsible for relations with the European Parliament during the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council, addressed, on behalf of the Council, the European Parliament in plenary session in Strasbourg, on the lessons learned from the 'red mud' disaster, five years after the accident took place in Hungary on 4 October 2010. He fielded a question together with a motion for a resolution tabled by a group of Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee MEPs (ENVI).
On 16 September 2015, the Luxembourg Minister responsible for representing the Luxembourg Presidency at the European Parliament, Nicolas Schmit, spoke before the Plenary Session of the Parliament. He pronounced a Council declaration on the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development, which will be held in New York between 25 and 27 September, and on development-related aspects of the Climate Conference in Paris (COP21).