Crunch time for COP21

Crunch time for COP21

Crunch time for COP21

Negotiations on climate change began in 1992, and the UN organises an annual international climate change conference called the Conference of the Parties, or COP.

Paris is hosting the all-important 21st conference in December 2015. The participating states must reach an agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol, the object of which was to reduce CO2 emissions between 2008 and 2012.

Delegates meet again this week for the final five days of negotiations to reach an international deal to cap global warming, painfully aware that much work remains to be done.

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