11 January 2016

The Paris Agreement - Putting the First Universal Climate Change Treaty in Context

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On 12 December 2015, 196 Parties agreed to the terms of a Paris Agreement, a historic document aimed at limiting global warming to well below 2°C. Expected to come into force from 2020, the Paris Agreement will replace the existing Kyoto Protocol under which developed countries have binding emission reduction targets.

The Paris Agreement is all encompassing – with legal obligations on all countries – to report and account for their mitigation actions.

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