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UN Climate Change Conference
A deal to attempt to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2C has been agreed at the climate change summit in Paris after two weeks of intense negotiations.
The outcome of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference outcome was delivered on the 12th December 2015, whereby the 195 participating countries agreed by consensus to the final global pact, the Paris Agreement, to reduce greenhouse gas.
In the document, the members agreed to reduce their carbon output "as soon as possible" and to do their best to keep global warming "to well below 2 degrees C." France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said this 'ambitious and balanced' plan was a historic turning point in the goal of reducing global warming.
What are the key points of the agreement?
- To peak greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible and achieve a balance of greenhouse gases in the second half of this century.
- To keep global temperature increase 'well below' 2C (3.6F) and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5C.
- To review progress every five years.
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by H Burton | 15 December 2015