The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, will be held in Paris, France in 2015. The international climate conference will be held at the Le Bourget site from 30 November to 11 December 2015.
196 countries will meet to sign a new climate change agreement.
With the right political leadership, it could lead to ambitious outcomes that will have a real impact on tackling climate change.
Countries such as the US and China are working to ensure an outcome in 2015; and the years since the 2009 Copenhagen negotiations have seen some significant breakthroughs.
Yet international negotiations remain vital for countries to build on national approaches, providing reassurance that they are not acting alone, and making it easier for nations to work together towards a low carbon future.
This is why the 2015 Paris summit is important.To ensure meaningful action on climate change, the deal must contain the following elements:
a long term approach
ambitious action before and after 2020
a strong legal framework and clear rules
a central role for equity
low carbon transition
a framework for action on deforestation and land use
clear links to the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals