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Conference in Katowice: the decisions of The summit on climate change

At the climate summit in Katowice have agreed representatives from more 190 countries on decisions to bring the implementation of the Paris climate agreement by 2015. The key points in the Overview.

the 1.5-degree target

The final document of Katowice contains a recognition of the recent special report of the world climate Council (IPCC), in the increased use to achieve the 1.5 degree target is called for. This point had been in negotiations to be particularly contentious. The USA, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Russia had positioned itself against the summit welcomed the Report, but insisted that he is only "taken note of". As a compromise formula can be found now in the decision that the "timely completion of the report" is welcomed.


The Paris-agreements on climate protection will only work, if States trust each other halfway. According to the Motto: "I'm only in if you to do." This is why, regular reports are submitted, in which, among other things, how the greenhouse gas emissions it has developed and what has made a country for climate protection and adaptation to climate change. In the future, uniform transparency apply to all the States rules and Standards for CO2 capture. As a result, the progress of individual countries should be in the pursuit of their CO2-reduction targets comparable. The developed countries had passed in Katowice to the fact that emerging countries such as China, they even capture the greenhouse gas Aussstoß according to the same methods as. Developing countries have a transitional period, in order to create the technical preconditions for this.

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