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Monday, 25 April 2016 13:18

Fresh Look for UNFCCC Newsroom + New Guide on Purpose and Structure of the Paris Agreement

UNFCCC Media Alert: Fresh Look for UNFCCC Newsroom + New Guide on Purpose and Structure of the Paris Agreement
The UN climate change secretariat today launched a fresh version of its flagship website to reflect the top news and priorities following the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement, which 195 countries concluded in the French capital, in December.
The secretariat also launched a new guide on the purpose and structure of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
The frontpage Newsroom continues to carry all the breaking news and views of the day about climate change.
The new Paris Agreement section allows users to focus easily on all news and issues related to the agreement, its transformational impact on global societies and economies, government submissions of their national climate action plans under the legal foundation of the Agreement and the important work that governments continue to complete the working parts of the global climate regime.
The new Climate Action section puts in one place news and analysis of the exponential growth in climate action by cities, regions, businesses, investors and civil society that both complements and supports national and cooperative international climate action by governments.
In addition to the Newsroom, the UNFCCC Process and Meetings section constitutes a gateway to all the published documents, meeting details and substantive information and work of the inter-governmental climate change process of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
All articles previously published in the Newsroom can be found in the new sections or by using the search function.
See the new version of the UNFCCC Newsroom: http://newsroom.unfccc.int/
See the new guide on the purpose and structure of the Paris Agreement: http://newsroom.unfccc.int/paris-agreement/the-paris-climate-change-agreement-and-associated-decisions-a-guide-to-its-purpose-and-structure/
About the UNFCCC
With 197 Parties, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has near universal membership and is the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol has been ratified by 192 of the UNFCCC Parties. For the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, 37 States, consisting of highly industrialized countries and countries undergoing the process of transition to a market economy, have legally binding emission limitation and reduction commitments. In Doha in 2012, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol adopted an amendment to the Kyoto Protocol, which establishes the second commitment period under the Protocol. The ultimate objective of both treaties is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system.
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