From November 30th to December 11th last year the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) held it?s 21st annual Conference of the Parties (COP), this is more commonly known as COP21.
The conference attracted close to 50,000 delegates which included 25,000 official delegates from government.
The stakes are high, we?ve seen meetings with similar agendas before and yet nothing has been set in stone to fight climate change. This time the aim is to reach a universal, legally binding agreement that will enable us to all combat climate change. The basis is that now individual countries will create their own plans to fight climate change effectively and boost the transition towards resilient, low-carbon societies and economies.
The thinking is that going forwards, given responsibilities to individual countries will allow everyone to push the fight against climate change together, rather than one individual dragging others.
COP21 has been promised to be the most significant meeting held in relation to climate change.
You can find out more: www.cop21.gouv.fr/en