The Promising Language Of The Paris Climate Agreement
Negotiators have approved an ambitious plan to reduce the effects of anthropogenic climate change.By Evan Thomas | December 12, 2015
A plan for long-term climate management is agreed to in Paris — and the participating nations expect to slow down the planet's gradual warming. (Video via French Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Nations intend to hold temperature increases below 2 °C — and want "to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C."
"Parties aim to reach global peaking of greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible," states Article 4 of the draft.