What Is The Paris Agreement Goal

The central objective of the Paris Agreement is its long-term goal of keeping the increase in global average temperature to „well below 2°C above pre-administrative levels and making efforts to limit the temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels“. This goal is accompanied by a requirement in the Paris Agreement1 that all countries work together to bring greenhouse gas emissions to zero in the second half of the 21st century, with the zero-emission agenda determined by the best available science in terms of achieving the long-term temperature target. The long-term temperature target of the Paris Agreement goes much further legally and in terms of content than the previous goal of keeping warming below 2°C (Schleussner et al.