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UN Climate Change Talks Underway

UN Climate Change Talks Underway UN Climate Change Talks Underway

Governments are meeting for the next round of UN climate change negotiations from April 30 to May 10 to further develop the guidelines for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. This will allow the agreement to become operational. The guidelines, or operating manual, are needed to unlock practical actions to realize the full potential of the agreement, UN Climate Change reported. The final decisions are to be taken at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Poland at the end of this year. Finalizing the Paris Agreement guidelines is also necessary to assess whether the world is on track to achieve the agreement's goals: to limit the global temperature increase to well below 2° C, while pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. At the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) held last November under the leadership of Fiji, nations agreed to accelerate and complete their work to put in place the guidelines—officially termed the Paris Agreement Work Program (PAWP)—at COP24 in Katowice, Poland in December.

 

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