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Climate Change Conference Paris - Conference of the Parties (CoP21); List of relevant (non-exhaustive) reference material

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United Nations Climate Change Conference Paris, France 30 November – 11 December 2015 

COP21 What is at stake?

At this moment over 190 countries are meeting at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The aim of this 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21 in Paris) is to establish a new global agreement on climate change, hereafter the ‘Paris Agreement’, with the ambition of limiting changes in global temperatures to below 2 °C or 1.5 °C warming in 2100 compared to pre-industrial levels. The Paris Agreement will also aim to establish a framework to provide technological and financial support for developing countries to accelerate the transition towards low carbon and climate resilient development paths.

The core structure of the Paris Agreement will comprise the “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions” (INDCs) as well as the process by which implementation of the agreement will proceed over time to advance the objectives of the UNFCCC. The sixth UNEPEmissions Gap report provides a scientific assessment of the mitigation contributions from the submitted INDCs.

Getting involved as an individual - some suggestions:

1.   From foundations to technology companies to media organizations and UN bodies including UNEP— is uniting to launch Earth To Paris, an innovative campaign and convening strategy to drive awareness and host events that highlight the connection between people and planet and the need for strong climate action; to showcase climate solutions and innovations; to bring together communities to promote collaboration; and to engage people around the world in the dialogue taking place in Paris. Find out more here: 

2.   What's the catchiest #COP21 tagline you can think of? Share it on our TUNZA page: 

3.   List of things lazy people could do to save the world

4.   Have you shared your #CaptureClimate story? Be part of the #COP21 momentum with UNEP via

(COP21 Infographic produced by UNRIC with support from UNEP)

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About UNEP and Climate Change

Helping countries to strengthen their ability to mitigate and adapt to climate change, to move towards low-carbon societies, to improve understanding of the science of climate change, etc, these are the sort of actions UNEP undertakes as part of its Climate Change sub-programme.

Find out about the work through success stories published ahead of COP21.

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