The Paris Agreement obliging 195 nations to limit global temperature rise to “well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels” and to undertake efforts to meet a 1.5°C goal was agreed on Saturday.
The new global climate treaty followed two weeks of intense negotiations in Paris where the ambition level of the agreement proved one of the most divisive issues.
The agreement binds, for the first time, all countries to a common framework of progressive reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while its predecessor, the Kyoto Protocol, only required this of developed nations.
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