2 mayors to attend Paris conference on climate

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The mayors of Natchez and Vidalia, Louisiana, will travel to France in December for a global climate change conference.

Natchez Mayor Butch Brown and Vidalia Mayor Hyram Copeland were selected by the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative to attend COP21 in Paris. COP21 is the United Nation climate change initiative aimed at achieving a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the goal of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.