The inclusion of a 1.5? temperature limit in the new Paris climate agreement was a major victory for the poorest countries and island nations who came to Paris saying they wanted the world to act.
By placing the 1.5? limit alongside the legally binding goal to hold global temperatures “well below 2? above pre-industrial levels”, the deal offered hope to the many who had begun to despair about the prospects of an ambitious enough global climate agreement ever being reached.
The Conversation: Bill Hare: 18 Dec 2015
Key Words: Climate Change, politics, international
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