What Is the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement

The Paris Climate Agreement of 2015 is an international treaty that aims to combat climate change by limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The agreement was signed by 196 countries at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP21, in Paris, France.

The Paris Climate Agreement is a landmark achievement in the fight against climate change, which has become one of the most pressing issues of our time. The agreement represents a global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition to a low-carbon economy over the coming decades.

The Paris Agreement is structured around a number of key goals and targets. These include:

1. Limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The agreement aims to pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius to reduce the risks and impacts of climate change.

2. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions to reach a peak as soon as possible, followed by rapid reductions to achieve net zero emissions in the second half of the century.

3. Increasing the capacity for adaptation to the adverse impacts of climate change, and fostering climate-resilient development and low-emissions development.

4. Mobilizing financial resources to support the transition to a low-carbon economy and to help developing countries adapt to climate change.

5. Enhancing transparency and accountability in the implementation of the Paris Agreement, including through a robust system of regular reporting and review.

The Paris Climate Agreement is a historic achievement, but it is also just the beginning of a long-term effort to combat climate change. The agreement sets a clear path forward for global action on climate change, but it will require ongoing efforts and commitments from governments, businesses, and individuals around the world to ensure its success.

As we move forward, it is important to remember that the Paris Agreement represents a shared responsibility for all of us to work together to mitigate the impacts of climate change and create a more sustainable future for generations to come.