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West Lothian Council

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… globally. Negotiations during the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) led to the Paris Agreement, ratified by 191 of the nations participating in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Agreement’s long-term temperature goal is to keep the rise in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels; and to pursue efforts to limit…

… the increase to 1.5 °C, recognising that this would substantially reduce the risks and impacts of climate change. Following on from the Paris Agreement, the IPCC was invited to provide a Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Amongst other findings, the report concluded that global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues…


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