Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement is a global treaty to combat climate change, under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It’s was agreed in Paris in December 2015 and entered into force on 4 November 2016.

The key content of the Paris Agreement is:

  • Keeping global warming below 2 degrees, but preferably below 1.5 degrees
  • Increasing ambitions over time with 5 year cycles
  • Rich countries supporting poor countries, new target on climate finance 2025
At the signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement, Leonardo DiCaprio gave a speech. Source: UN
At the signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement, Leonardo DiCaprio gave a speech. Source: UN

The Paris Agreement was a big accomplishment, but far from adequate to keep the world safely below 2 degrees of global warming.

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