We are lucky to have the oceans. It is important to me that they are protected.
Last December in Paris, more than 180 nations came together for the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2015, also known as COP21. The resulting Paris Agreement is the strongest-ever international commitment to reducing global emissions of heat-trapping gases, including carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning.
The Paris Agreement enters into force today, just before the November 7 start of the U.N. Climate Change Conference 2016 (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco.
COP21 signaled that the world’s nations agree: Climate change is real and having a serious impact on our planet. COP22 takes the next step—it marks the point at which the global community begins to act.
Blueprint for a healthier planet
The Paris Agreement sets a target of capping global temperature rise at less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It also challenges nations to pursue a more ambitious cap of 1.5 degrees Celsius, which would avoid the worst…
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