Climate Change Conference Paris - Conference of the Parties (CoP21); List of relevant (non-exhaustive) reference material
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.
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- Emissions Gap Report 2015 http://bit.ly/1YHRiUq
- UNEP's Emissions Gap 2015, informative PowerPoint http://bit.ly/1NNergw
- The Adaptation Gap Report 2014 http://bit.ly/1QG0ZBa?
- Initiatives by Non-State Actors to Curb Emissions Can Help Win the Fight against Climate Change - UNEP Report http://bit.ly/1PYBKbJ
- World Can Avert Financial and Environmental Costs of Resource Depletion and Save Millions in Efficiency Gains http://bit.ly/1NqpsbI
- Climate Commitments of Subnational Actors and Business: A Quantitative Assessment of their Emission Reduction Impact http://bit.ly/1GsnpQS
- Uncovering Pathways towards an Inclusive Green Economy: A Summary for Leaders http://bit.ly/1NOQ3v4
- Product Sustainability Information: State of Play and Way Forward http://bit.ly/1NcENwl
- Success Stories http://web.unep.org/climatechange/cop21/success-stories
- Overview of the events http://web.unep.org/climatechange/cop21/
- A Sting Exclusive: Paris Climate Change Summit, a defining moment for humanity, by Ulf Björnholm Head of UNEP Brussels. http://bit.ly/21v89fF
- Children Will Bear the Brunt of Climate Change: UNICEF; http://bit.ly/1N0w3rP
- Climate Action UNEP Newsletter - for COP21 http://bit.ly/1NzLM2D
- Black Carbon Mitigation and the Role of the Global Environment Facility: A STAP Advisory Document http://bit.ly/1NI04dc
- Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development; the Coming Financial Climate Flye http://bit.ly/1YWcLZY
- Climate Change and Human Rights. http://bit.ly/1Y4yQmV
Find out about the work through success stories published ahead of COP21.