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In December 2015, world leaders from nearly 200 countries gathered at COP 21 to advance a new global agreement on climate change that will launch the world on a course toward a low-carbon, resilient and prosperous future.

The Paris Agreement represents the turning point, not the end point, on the path towards that vision. We’re hoping to see governments come together around this international agreement that will achieve significant emissions reductions commitments post-2020, further ratchet up those commitments over time, and ensure transparency and accountability for government actions. Only by working together, and including the engagement of the private sector and non-state actors, will we realize the future we are all working toward.

The Nature Conservancy was engaged in the negotiations and a number of side meetings to drive momentum towards a low-carbon future. Read our COP 21 live blog for a look back at this historic event.

Members of the media, please contact our media team for COP 21 inquires: Geraldine Henrich-Koenis (+1(703) 314-1137) | ghenrich-koenis@tnc.org) or Kirsten Weymouth-Ullman (+1(703) 928-4995) | kullman@tnc.org).

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