U.N. Climate Talks Adopt Rule Book for Paris Agreement


Katowice, Poland, Dec. 15 (Jiji Press)--Countries participating in an annual U.N. climate change conference adopted on Saturday a rule book to implement commitments under the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement on the fight against global warming.

Efforts to keep the average global temperature below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial revolution levels will be set in motion from 2020 under uniform rules governing all countries.

The rule book was adopted at the end of the 24th Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP 24, in Katowice, southern Poland, where the participants continued talks beyond the scheduled adjournment on Friday.

Regarding the goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, all countries will be required to clarify detailed information including the base year, along with the sources of such information.

Advanced and developing countries will use common rules in principle to review progress toward achieving their emissions reduction goals.

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