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At the 2015 international climate summit in Paris, Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed to design and adopt the rules and procedures that will guide countries in meeting their obligations under the Paris Agreement on climate change. As the past two years have shown, negotiating fair and robust implementation guidelines remains a difficult task, as countries navigate complex technical options and vastly different political interests.

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Negotiators and stakeholders headed to Bonn, Germany, for next week’s UN climate summit face a range of questions surrounding one essential query: How do we lower greenhouse gas emissions now to minimize the most severe impacts of climate change? The new Climate Watch data visualization platform can help address this challenge.

The Paris Agreement is built on the fundamental premise that climate action should be enhanced over time, informed by key moments to take stock of progress and identify new opportunities for action. Forming an arc of ambition over the next several decades, this process enables the world to stay on track to achieve the agreement’s goals of keeping global temperature increase well below 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F) above preindustrial levels and further aim to limit temperature rise to 1...

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