This article is written by Aglaé Jézéquel.
One of the most unexpected outcomes of COP21 was the inclusion of the 1.5°C threshold on global temperature warming in the Paris agreement. More precisely, the article regarding the purpose of the agreement goes as follows: “Holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, recognizing that this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change.”
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