Hollande stated that France wants to set an example as he pointed out that Africa suffers from many of the consequences of global warming. However, he did denied Africa’s responsibility for greenhouse gas emission.
African leaders warmly welcomed the announcement. However, they also called on rich countries around the world to contribute to the realization of Africa’s energy needs. A plan for a 7,600 kilometer-long wall of trees and farms to stop desertification has also been submitted in order to combat climate change.