Climate: Paris Agreement at a glance

By Emil Jeyaratnam, James Whitmore, Michael Hopkin, and Wes Mountain, The Conversation 
December 12, 2015

On December 12, 2015 in Paris, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change finally came to a landmark agreement.

Signed by 196 nations, the Paris Agreement is the first comprehensive global treaty to combat climate change, and will follow on from the Kyoto Protocol when it ends in 2020. It will enter into force once it is ratified by at least 55 countries, covering at least 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Here are the key points.

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Bios: Emil Jeyaratnam, Multimedia Editor; James Whitmore, Editor, Environment & Energy; Michael Hopkin, Environment + Energy Editor; Wes Mountain, Deputy Multimedia Editor, all at The Conversation This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.


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