Mostly Cloudy Atmosphere on New Climate Agreement Negotiations

By 12/14/2015April 25th, 2020No Comments

The 21st Session Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) began with the participation of 195 countries’ political leaders on 30 November 2015. During COP 21, member countries of the UNFCCC will negotiate a new international binding climate change agreement which will replace the current climate regime under the Kyoto Protocol and come into force after 2020. COP 21 will take place from 30 November to 11 December 2015 in Paris.

180 countries of 195 members of the UNFCCC submitted their INDCs to the UN before the Paris climate conference. These countries are responsible for almost 95% global emissions. However, according to the UNFCCC’s INDCs Report, the current INDCs could only enable “slow” reduction on emissions by 2050. More importantly, this slow reduction will end up with global warming above 2°C degrees.

IKV Brief Note titeled “Mostly Cloudy Atmosphere On New Climate Agreement Negotiations” writen by IKV Reseacher İlge Kıvılcım who attended the first week of COP 21 can be seen here.