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COP 21

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The Paris UN climate conference in December 2015 will deliver a new universal climate change agreement. The new agreement is aimed at putting the world firmly on track to a low-carbon, sustainable future that keeps  a global temperature rise under 2 degrees C

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Climate change represents one of humanity’s greatest challenges to the peaceful, prosperous and sustainable development of society. Each year, there is increasing evidence of its adverse impacts, particularly on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations and countries.

Climate change affects women and men differently requiring genderresponsive climate action. No country is immune from the harmful effects of a changing climate, and no country acting alone can arrest it. Global cooperation is essential for meeting this challenge and transforming it into an opportunity for low-emissions, climate resilient growth that benefits all.

Read the full statement on the UN System site.

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