WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Paris Agreement, which came into force last November, represents a watershed moment in global efforts to achieve universal political acceptance of the threats and risks of climate change and the multi-stakeholder cooperation needed to address it. This agreement requires climate action from every country to limit global temperature increase to “well below 2 degrees Celsius” and preferably to “limit temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.” These temperature goals reflect the urgent need to transition to a low-carbon economy to enable a future that is more healthy, inclusive, peaceful, resilient, secure and prosperous for all. Together with the Sustainable Development Goals (also known as SDGs or the Global Goals) adopted by the United Nations in September 2015, this accord ushers in a new paradigm of global cooperation to address climate change and sustainable development.
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