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The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is being held in Paris, France from November 30th to December 11th. The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is being held in Paris, France from November 30th to December 11th.
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 +In 2015 COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.
==Emission reduction targets== ==Emission reduction targets==
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* [http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en COP21 | United nations conference on climate change] * [http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en COP21 | United nations conference on climate change]
* [http://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2015/11/25/so-what-is-this-paris-climate-meeting-anyway-the-basics-of-cop21/ So What Is This Paris Climate Meeting Anyway? The Basics of COP21], Forbes * [http://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2015/11/25/so-what-is-this-paris-climate-meeting-anyway-the-basics-of-cop21/ So What Is This Paris Climate Meeting Anyway? The Basics of COP21], Forbes
 +* [http://oncirculation.com/2015/11/26/cop21-understanding-emissions-and-targets-2/ COP21: Understanding Emissions and Targets], OnCirculation
 +* [http://www.carbonbrief.org/paris-2015-tracking-country-climate-pledges Paris 2015: Tracking country climate pledges], Carbon Brief
==References== ==References==

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The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is being held in Paris, France from November 30th to December 11th.

In 2015 COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.

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Emission reduction targets

Region Post-2020 Target
Australia 26 to 28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030
China Peak CO2 emissions around 2030 Cut CO2 emissions per unit of GDP by 60 to 65 per cent from 2005 level
United States 26 to 28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2025
European Union 40 per cent reduction in emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels
Russia 70 to 75 per cent below 1990 levels by 2030

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