Paris Agreement

The UN Climate Change Conference in Paris

The world climate negotiations in Paris is based on the World Climate Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in which the increase tendency of 5 ° C degrees are described. After tough negotiations 196 States came to the conclusion to reduce the result to below 2 ° C. Some of the delegations, such as Germany, are requesting even 1.5 ° C.

Furthermore, all parties have agreed not to produce more greenhouse gases in the second half of the century than the ecosystem can resume. The goal will be achieved by the decarbonisation in the energy sector till 2050. That means that all nations stop complete the use of fossil fuels (e.g. coal, oil and gas).

In addition, it was decided that industrialized countries are obliged to pay annually U$ 100 billion for adaptation on climate change and to poor countries that are directly affected to climate change by 2020.

Last but not least, the national climate change plans should be reviewed and reworked every 5 years.

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