The Paris Climate Change And Investment Towards A Low Carbon Economy, Sustainable Cities And Clean Energy

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An historic agreement was signed on 12th December 2015 by 195 nations in Paris, France to flight climate change and investment towards a low carbon economy, sustainable cities and clean energy. The Paris climate change agreement in COP 21 for the first time brings 195 countries into a common cause based on their future, current and past responsibilities (Adaptation of the Paris climate agreement; Dec 2015). But still we many questions in our mind, what does it mean to us? What does it mean to Ville de Pointe-Claire? Picture-
Source- Carbonbrief; published on 12-12-2015
Paris agreement main goal is to keep a global temperature rise in 21st century well below 2 degrees Celsius and to make an effort to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial level(Adaptation of the paris climate agreement; Dec 2015).
Ban Ki-moon(UN Secretary General) said after the conference in Paris : “We have entered a new era of global cooperation on one of the most complex issues ever to confront humanity. For the first time, every country in the world has pledged to curb emissions, strengthen resilience and join in common cause to take common climate action. This is a resounding success for multilateralism” (Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change, December 2015).
According to the United Nation, cities are account for over 70% of energy-related CO2 emissions, and the cities around the

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