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“Never before have the risks of climate change been so obvious and the impacts so visible. Never before have we seen such a desire at all levels of society to take climate action. Never before has society had all the smart policy and technology resources to curb greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience,” said the executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Ms. Christiana Figueres, in an official statement. “All of this means we can be confident we will have a productive meeting in Lima, which will lead to an effective outcome in Paris next year.”
Under theprevious emissions treaty, adopted in Kyoto in December 1997, 192 countries had agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In 2012, a number of nations, including the U.S., China and India, refused to ratify amendments to the treaty, which would impose legally binding limits on their emissions. However, this year, the U.S. and China signed a bilateral agreement that binds the two countries to lower their greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade and beyond. This summit aims to give the new agreement and a plan for for post-2020,
I will be doing in-depth coverage of the conference in the following days.
Bellow is the schedule of the the upcoming conference: