Paris Climate Change Conference –
The next United Nations climate conference, COP21, will be one of the biggest international summits. The stakes are high: managing the climatic disruption that threatens our societies and our economies. The conference should lead to the adoption of a universal agreement that will provide a framework for transition towards low-carbon societies and economies able to withstand climate change. READ MORE
The international political response to climate change began at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, where the ‘Rio Convention’ included the adoption of the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This convention set out a framework for action aimed at stabilising atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to avoid “dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.” The UNFCCC which entered into force on 21 March 1994, now has a near-universal membership of 195 parties. READ MORE
On November 30 and until December 11, Paris will provide the backdrop for the 21st Conference of the Parts and the 11th session of the Climate Change Conference, a gathering where world leaders will unite to once again take steps toward putting the brakes on the rise in temperature that is gradually destroying our planet.