A Brief Look At The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference


With the objective to achieve a legally binding universal agreement on climate change, from all the nations of the world,the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) will take place from 30 November to 11 December 2015, in Paris, France.This conference marks a important milestone in the history of UN climate change negotiations, as the main objective of this year‘s conference is to achieve, a binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations.

Among the famous figures who has called for effective action against climate change though 2015 conference is Pope Francis who published an encyclical called Laudatosi’ with the intention of influencing the conference.The International Trade Union Confederation has called for the conference’s goal to be “zero carbon, zero poverty” One of the main outcomes expected from the Convention is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit the global temperature increase to 2 °C above pre-industrial levels .During previous climate negotiations, especially at the 2012 Doha climate talks, participating countries agreed to outline actions they intend to take within an international forum by March 2015. Known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions or INDCs, The country commitments, are expected to indicate, what nature any 2015 agreement might take through their formation.