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Paris Agree­ment sig­nals great chances for Le­banon

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“This Agree­ment... aims to strengthen the global re­sponse to the threat of cli­mate change, in the con­text of sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment and ef­forts to erad­i­cate poverty, in­clud­ing by:

(a) Hold­ing the in­crease in the global av­er­age tem­per­a­ture to well below 2 °C above pre-in­dus­trial lev­els and to pur­sue ef­forts to limit the tem­per­a­ture in­crease to 1.5 °C above pre-in­dus­trial lev­els, rec­og­niz­ing that this would sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce the risks and im­pacts of cli­mate change;

(b) In­creas­ing the abil­ity to adapt to the ad­verse im­pacts of cli­mate change and foster cli­mate re­silience and low green­house gas emis­sions de­vel­op­ment, in a man­ner that does not threaten food pro­duc­tion;

(c) Mak­ing fi­nance flows con­sis­tent with a path­way to­wards low green­house gas emis­sions and cli­mate-re­silient de­vel­op­ment.

This Agree­ment will be im­ple­mented to re­flect equity and the prin­ci­ple of com­mon but dif­fer­en­ti­ated re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and re­spec­tive ca­pa­bil­i­ties, in the light of dif­fer­ent na­tional cir­cum­stances.”

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