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Paris Climate Agreement

December 12, 2015
By 21st Conference of the Parties

Final agreement of United Nations Climate Change 21st Conference of the Parties. Lays out individual nations domestic goals for reducing or capping carbon dioxide emissions.

Paris Climate Agreement

Conference of the Parties

Twenty-first session Paris,
30 November to 11 December 2015

Agenda item 4(b)

Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (decision 1/CP.17) Adoption of a protocol, another legal instrument, or an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all Parties.

ADOPTION OF THE PARIS AGREEMENT

Proposal by the President

Draft decision -/CP.21 ...

... with concern that the estimated aggregate greenhouse gas emission levels in 2025 and 2030 resulting from the intended nationally determined contributions do not fall within least-cost 2 ˚C scenarios but rather lead to a projected level of 55 gigatonnes in 2030, and also notes that much greater emission reduction efforts will be required than those associated with the intended nationally determined contributions in order to hold the increase in the global average temperature to below 2 ˚C above pre-industrial levels by reducing emissions to 40 gigatonnes or to 1.5 ˚C above pre-industrial levels by reducing to a level to be identified in the special report referred to in paragraph 21 below; ...

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