On 12 December 2015, the Parties to the UNFCCC adopted the "Paris Agreement". With this step, the world community has agreed on a collective and cooperative path to fight human-induced climate change: After 25 years of UN climate diplomacy, the world's governments have for the first time in history negotiated a treaty which envisages climate action by all nations. The Agreement sets the world on a path that might lead to a decarbonised economy in the second half of the century.
Climate protection projects in the CDM (Clean Development Mechanism, CDM) support the fight against climate change. They are part of the Kyoto Protocol's flexible mechanisms and are based on Article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol. Industrialised countries can meet their reduction or stabilisation obligations under the Kyoto Protocol by funding or implementing CDM climate protection projects in less developed countries.
On the heels of the historic international climate agreement in Paris, more than 500 global investors gathered today at the United Nations to begin mobilizing the trillions of dollars needed to catalyze the global clean energy transition.
SUPPORT A SUCCESSFUL GLOBAL OUTCOMEThe United Nations is working with the French government towards securing a legally binding global climate agreement to curb carbon emissions, in Paris, at the UNFCCC COP 21 climate change conference in December 2015.