COP21: a climate agreement adopted in Paris!

December 2015, in France

On December 12, 2015, after 15 days of negotiations, delegates from 195 countries ended the 21th UN conference on climate change by adopting an agreement to enter into force in 2020.

The agreement notably sets the target of keeping the average rise in temperature below 2°C by the end of the century. Each country will contribute to this goal according to its level of development. National contributions will be reviewed every 5 years.

Also, a minimum of $ 100 billion will be made available, each year from 2020, by developed countries to emerging countries, to finance projects intended to fight against climate change.

This agreement, widely described as "historic", relies on a long-term vision towards a low carbon model and will allow to accelerate global energy transition.