Highlights of the Paris Agreement

Highlights of the Paris AgreementOn Dec. 12, 2015, 195 countries gathered in the French capital to conclude the world’s first universal climate treaty, the Paris Agreement, aimed at preventing worst-case scenarios for global warming. Nations agreed to hold global warming to “well below” two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-Industrial Revolution levels, and to strive for 1.5 degrees Celsius. The lower goal was a demand of poor countries and island states at high risk of climate change effects such as rising sea levels.



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