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The world had their #eyesonParis

 

In the lead up to the 'COP' Climate Change Conference in Paris this past December, we launched our #eyesonParis campaign to show world leaders that we simply can't afford to look away from climate change and the misery it's causing the world's poorest people.


Campaigners joined from around the globe and, after two whirlwind weeks of negotiations, world leaders finally produced what we'd all been waiting for: a new climate deal that sets the path for how our world will tackle climate change.


The campaign was joined by thousands of people-including celebrities like Jamie Oliver, Naomie Harris, Paloma Faith, Simon Pegg and Vivienne Westwood. Thanks to your incredible support, it means that today the world is a more hopeful place than it was even just a few months ago. You were, without a doubt, the most inspiring part of the negotiations-from the grassroots to the global stage, Paris was all about people power. 

(Psst! Take a look at our massive wall at the bottom of the page. Can you spot your or your favourite celebrity's eyes?)

The fight continues

Despite what the climate change deal strives to achieve, we know that current trajectories of action aren't enough to adequately protect those on the frontlines of climate change. More is needed to support, protect, and truly stand with those being hit first and worst:

 

Adaptation finance

The agreement includes commitments from rich countries to continue to provide finance for poor and vulnerable communities to adapt to climate change beyond 2020, however doesn't include any concrete plans to help make this happen. By our estimations, the new deal could see developing countries facing climate adaption costs of almost $800 billion a year by 2050.

Emission targets

The agreement includes a commitment to limit global greenhouse gas emissions to well below 2° of warming - with an even more ambitious goal to pursue a limit increase of 1.5°. The acknowledgement of a 1.5° goal is a huge victory, but urgent action is needed within the next five years to keep either of these targets within reach.

The world had their #eyesonParis