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The 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), is taking place in Paris from November 30th to December 11th, 2015. The success of COP21 is crucial as it needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. France is playing a leading international role to ensure points of view converge and to facilitate the search for consensus by the United Nations, as well as within the European Union, which has a major role in climate negotiations. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) together with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), is supporting the United Nations presence at COP in particular that of the United Nations Framework Convention on Cliamte Change (UNFCCC).
The CCAC is well-placed to contribute to increased action that will help inform the climate talks. To deliver on that potential, the CCAC is participating in a number of COP21 events and side-events, both at the Le Bourget site and other venues around Paris. Working in collaboration with France, Peru, the UNFCCC and the UN SG Climate Office the CCAC is hosting the Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) Focus Day as part of the Lima Paris Action Agenda (LPAA). The Coalition is also holding its High Level Assembly within COP21, where it will release its five year strategy to reduce SLCPs.
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“I am very optimistic that the good mix of enthusiasm and realism being shown at the COP21 will finally enable the negotiators to really begin paving the road towards a more sustainable future – a road that can continue to be widened after the COP21 is over, curbing climate change before it becomes catastrophic, and, through efforts led by the CCAC and its partners, harnessing this opportunity to simultaneously contribute to solving the broader challenges associated with poor air quality and its health impacts, which are already catastrophic in many parts of the world.” IASS Managing Director, Prof. Mark G. Lawrence.
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