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Paris Climate Agreement

The Paris Agreement is a climate change agreement by the United Nations, signed in 2015 by 195 countries. The agreement is to keep the average global temperature well under 2° Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures and to attempt to limit the increase to 1.5° Celsius. Each country is to define their own plan on how to reduce global warming within their country and report on their progress. Developed countries are supposed to provide financing to undeveloped countries to help them with climate change solutions. This agreement is great and provides a general understanding of the goal and that all countries must be involved, but many think that it is not strict enough on implementation and enforcement. It is a good step, but given the urgency reported in the IPCC report, we will need much more action.

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