Climate Change Negotiations – UNFCCC, COP, Other Conventions and Protocols

Historic Paris climate pact puts world on green path

CoP21 agreement adopted unanimously at the plenary session amid cheers; Common but differentiated responsibilities give developing nations a cushion.

The first global evaluation of the implementation of the Paris Agreement is to take place in 2023, and thereafter every five years to help all countries.

Major features of the text

  • It takes into account the differentiation and responsibility of developing countries, and their respective capacities in light of national circumstances
  • Key objective of containing mean global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius and to endeavour to limit it to 1.5 degrees

Draft Paris Agreement

  • There will be 5-yearly national contributions on actions taken to address climate change
  • Provision of 100 billion per year as a floor by 2020 to help developing nations.

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