COP21: 195 Countries to Discuss Climate Change in Paris

COP21: 195 Countries to Discuss Climate Change in Paris

An annual meeting of 195 countries joining to evaluate the process of dealing with climate change will take place in Paris in less than a month. The gathering, also known as the Conference of Parties, is this year in its 21st edition, thus the name COP21.

Organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the COP21 aims to assess the nations' progress in implementing ways to prevent climate change and set goals for diminishing greenhouse gas emissions, the primary drivers of climate change.

This year, the event is held mainly to focus on reaching a universal and legally binding agreement to keep global warming below the critical threshold of 2 degrees Celsius of warming.

Watch the video below to find out more about the upcoming conference that will involve more than 40,000 delegates from all around the world and will focus on an issue that concerns each and every one of us.

Further Reading: 5 things you need to know about COP21 (CNN)

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