"The Paris agreement is a stage, but is not enough. We need to go further, continue to advance and show, in terms of concrete projects and financing, our capacity to go further," Macron said at a joint press conference with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.
The statement comes just before the G20 summit due to kick off in Hamburg on Friday, where world leaders will tackle the issues on the international agenda, including the climate change.
The Paris climate agreement was adopted within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in December 2015 and came into force in November 2016. The accord has been signed by more than 190 countries and ratified by nearly 150. As stipulated in the international accord, all parties should maintain the increase in average global temperature at below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.