What is the ‘Paris Agreement’, and how does it work?

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    This video explains the basics of the Paris Agreement: the international UN treaty of 2015 that aims to tackle climate change head on.

    It’s central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, with ambition to limit the increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

    Additionally, the agreement aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change.

    Produced by: @UN Climate Change

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    The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It was adopted by 196 Parties at COP 21 in Paris, on 12 December 2015 and entered into force on 4 November 2016.

    Its goal is to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels.

    To achieve this long-term temperature goal, countries aim to reach global peaking of greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible to achieve a climate neutral world by mid-century.

    The Paris Agreement is a landmark in the multilateral climate change process because, for the first time, a binding agreement brings all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects.

    Learn More: https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/the-paris-agreement

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