The President-Designate of COP 21 and CMP 11 is Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France. “If we don’t reach an agreement in December, the global public, who are looking at us, wouldn’t understand. Our fellow citizens know that later will be too late,” he said to the media. In the past, some countries refused to cooperate. There is a hope this will change now. The Paris agreement would lay out a legal framework to verify that countries follow through on commitments to reduce emissions and provide for climate financing for poor countries.