On 12 December, world governments concluded a historic international agreement to fight global warming at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris.
Almost 200 nations agreed to a deal to cap global warming at “well below” two degrees above pre-industrial levels, with a reference to a lower, long-term 1.5 degree target in the text.
Any mention of the 1.5 degree limit seemed unlikely two weeks ago when the COP21 began. But the idea gradually gathered steam and was adopted by the ‘High Ambition Coalition’ of the EU, US, and over 100 developed and developing countries.
EurActiv sums up the main advancements of the 32-page agreement and offers its comments in this infographic.