China Will Face Most Scrutiny at COP21

195 countries and the European Union have consented to a global climate change agreement to limit the rise in global temperature to 2°C by 2100, at the United Nations’ 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21). The major focus areas of the conference included decreasing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and promoting sustainable development (UNDP, 2015).

China will face most scrutiny, thanks to their ambitious emissions targets, that others view as unrealistic. On 30 June 2015, China put forward its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), which aims to attain peak CO2 emissions by or before 2030. China currently stands first in terms of global greenhouse gas emissions, and as a result will play a key role in the outcome of COP21.

Overall, the world is taking seriously the need to assuage the effects of climate change. Despite this, COP21’s biggest obstacle will likely be reaching a committed and legally binding agreement to tackle climate imbalance that works for all countries, particularly considering the financial costs of implementing environmentally-friendly policies.

GlobalData’s COP21 – A Crucial Pathway Towards Attaining a New Universal Climate Agreement, report provides an overview of Intended Nationally Determined Contribution submissions and efforts undertaken by major countries to combat global climatic conditions during the United Nations’ 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21).


Reasons to Buy:

  • Gain insight on the INDC submissions by the EU and countries such as Japan, China, India, and the US ahead of the COP21 discussions
  • Understand efforts undertaken by countries to combat global climatic conditions and key happenings ahead of the Paris talks
  • Comprehend the key challenges likely to be encountered ahead of the conference

Report Information
Price: $500 (Single User License)
Published: Dec- 2015
Report Format: electronic pdf

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