The Paris Agreement

In December of 2015 the Conference Of the Parties (COP) met in Paris. They recommended the following:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development.

HAPPI aims to directly address point 1, with a focus on the impacts.