25 Apr '16, 11am

Nations sign historic Paris climate agreement: what now?

Nations sign historic Paris climate agreement: what now?

US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon after signing the agreement. Source: AFP/Getty Images On Friday in New York, the historic UN global climate agreement was officially signed by a host of world leaders, signifying the unified global effort to tackle on of the world’s most insurmountable environmental and economic issues. Last year, at the COP21 summit in Paris , over 190 nations aligned their climate change incentives, pledging to keep a global temperature rise this century to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. In addition, the agreement underwrites support to developing countries and established a global goal to significantly strengthen adaptation to climate change through international cooperation, transparency and support...

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