Minister Laurent Fabius has held many ministerial positions during his career, including that of Prime Minister from 1984 to 1986. He also served as Budget Minister from 1981 to 1983, Minister of Industry and Research from 1983 to 1984, and Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry from 2000 to 2002. Currently, he is Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development and has been in office since 2012. Minister Fabius is the author of six books and a specialist in economic and financial issues, European affairs, international relations, as well as paintings and sculpture. As President of the UNFCCC COP21, Minister Fabius is working towards a legally binding and universal climate agreement. He urges developed countries to “step up their efforts in order to uphold their commitment to mobilizing $100 billion in public and private funding per year from 2020 in support of the fight against global warming in developing countries”.
Minister Laurent Fabius is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), attended the National School of Public Administration (ENA), and holds an Agrégation in French language and literature.