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The 2013–2015 review

In 2010, the COP agreed on a long-term global goal (LTGG) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions so as to hold the increase in global average temperature below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

The COP also decided to periodically review: (1) the adequacy of this long-term global goal in the light of the ultimate objective of the Convention, and (2) overall progress toward achieving the long-term global goal, including a consideration of the implementation of the commitments under the Convention. The 2013–2015 review (the review) also considers strengthening the long-term global goal, including in relation to temperature rises of 1.5°C. This review started in 2013 and will be concluded by 2015.


Questions and answers clarifying the procedures involving the conduction of the 2013–2015 review
The 2013–2015 review considers various materials, including the IPCC assessment reports
Invitation for the submission of information and views from Parties addressing the 2013–2015 review
Outlook to SBSTA 43 and SBI 43, and COP 21

The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) will continue to jointly consider the report of the Structured Expert Dialogue (SED) on the 2013–2015 review at the upcoming session to be held in Paris in December 2015, with a view to concluding their considerations on this matter and reporting their findings to the COP, which shall take appropriate action based on the review (as per decision 2/CP.17, paragraphs 158 and 162).




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