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This year, 197 countries will meet to discuss climate change

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In a busy season for climate change discussions, representatives from 197 countries will meet this year, leading up to the COP24 summit in Katowice this December.

Published   |  Photo by AP Photo/Brennan Linsley
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Some key themes: Limiting warming to 1.5°C–2°C, financial support for smaller nations, cutting fossil fuel emissions, wider clean energy adoption, and penalties for noncompliance.

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Much of the dialogue will also target the Paris Agreement, attempting to discover just how much progress has been made in its first three years.

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For instance, China emphasizes the principle of “common but differentiated responsibility”—citing research by UK-based NGO Oxfam to argue developed countries need to deliver more climate finance.

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The Paris Agreement is a long-term plan, but deadlines are looming already for commitments developed countries made in earlier rounds of talks.

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