Paris deal on climate crisis: Advances made, yet weak points remain

A Journal of People report

 

Paris climate conference has reached a deal. Months of preparatory work and negotiation over weeks made the deal possible in the Conference of Parties in Paris on Saturday. It is the most ambitious international agreement ever to face up to the climate crisis.

The final text was accepted unanimously by all 195 countries involved in the negotiations, which makes it another historic first for climate talks. That means, for the first time ever, each of those countries has agreed to reduce carbon emissions.Read More »

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Bonn climate talks off to an explosive start

Courtesy: Down To Earth | 20 October, 2015

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With the co-chairs failing to facilitate the negotiations, Mexico and Malaysia played a key role in breaking the deadlock (Photo by IISD/ENB)

Negotiations towards a global climate change agreement resumed in Bonn, Germany, on Monday with a gathering of all 196 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and observer organisations. Read More »