The historic Paris agreement on climate change was finally adopted on Saturday. But do you know how many police and gendarmes were deployed for security? How much money did the conference cost? And how much carbon emission has the conference itself generated?
Let’s take a review of some figures of the Paris Climate Conference.
Participants: 196 parties
196 Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change attended the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties, or COP21, hosted by France.
Security: 10,800 police and gendarmes
The French government deployed 8,000 police and gendarmes across the country to secure France’s borders.2,800 police and gendarmes were in place at Le Bourget to secure the conference proper.
Expenditure: 170 million -186 million euros
The government budget for the conference was estimated at its most at 186 million euros. The conference got sponsorship from 50 enterprises to the tune of 25 million euros. The conference generated 100 million euros of revenue in the form of accommodation, food and beverage and shopping.
Carbon emission: 21,000 tons
The total greenhouse gas emission of the COP21 amounts to 21,000 tons. That is equal to a one-year emission of 4,420 automobiles. The French government has announced to offset this emission through some of its emission-reduction projects in the Southern Hemisphere.