COP21

This is the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), held from 30 November to 11 December 2015. This Framework Convention is a universal convention of principle, acknowledging the existence of anthropogenic (human-induced) climate change and giving industrialized countries the major responsibility for combating it.  In Paris, 195 UN Member States have signed the deal that is designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions and prevent an average global temperature increase of 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times.

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