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The Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement builds upon the Convention and – for the first time – brings all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, with enhanced support to assist developing countries to do so. As such, it charts a new course in the global climate effort.

The Paris Agreement’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 and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature 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. To reach these ambitious goals, appropriate financial flows, a new technology framework and an enhanced capacity building framework will be put in place, thus supporting action by developing countries and the most vulnerable countries, in line with their own national objectives. The Agreement also provides for enhanced transparency of action and support through a more robust transparency framework.

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  • English
  • Adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Mitigation
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  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
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UNFCCC secretariat UN Campus Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1 53113 Bonn Germany

Author (corporate) UNFCCC
Publication place Paris
Publisher UNFCCC
Publication date 2015
Pagination 27
Keywords GHG
Date uploaded November 30, 2017, 07:01 (UTC)
Date modified November 30, 2017, 07:04 (UTC)