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The International Community's Response to Climate Change

Earth Summits are held every 10 years. The 2012 Rio summit, pictured here, represented 20 years in the fight against global warming. © AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA

The Earth's temperature is set to rise by 3°C by the end of the century. To avoid dangerous climate disruption, say scientists, the temperature increase should be limited to 2°C. For more than 20 years, the international community – not only countries, but regions, businesses and ordinary citizens as well – has been promoting efforts to combat climate change. 

Qu’est-ce que la COP21 ?

In the period after the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) until the Paris Summit of December 2015, a number of institutions and tools were created by the international community to lead its fight against global warmingGlobal warming, also called planetary warming or climate change.... This article describes some of the main global negotiation mechanisms. 

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Les conséquences du changement climatique

Climate change poses a huge threat to the environment and to society. The poorest, least carbon-intensive regions will be the hardest hit. Humankind needs to start preparing now if it is to adapt to this new environment. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)Body established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988... has prepared an overview of the risks and initial measures to respond to them in section two of its Fifth Assessment Report.

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Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Senior Scientist at the Climate and Environmental Sciences Laboratory in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, was the coordinating lead author of a chapter in the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)Body established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988....

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