COP 21, also known as ‘The 21st Conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’ is now in full swing. 195 countries are holding discussions with the hope of reaching a legally binding agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, limiting the extent of global warming to 2°C by 2020.
If this sounds like a familiar story, that’s because it is! Global negotiations on climate change have been going on for over 20 years, since the ‘United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’ was signed in 1992. So what makes this conference different? Here are some useful links and videos on the topic.
The background of the Climate talks
Why 2°C as target?
Why should we care? What are different nations hoping to achieve from the conference?