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COP22 in Marrakech: World climate talks get down to the nitty-gritty

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Conservation & Science

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.

cop22-logoBlueprint 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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