Paris climate agreement enters into force

7 Nov 2016 - 12:00

The Paris climate agreement, first struck in December 2015, has just entered into force. The treaty commits countries worldwide to keep carbon emissions “well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C”. As the world embarks on its most dedicated effort yet to prevent catastrophic climate change, The Conversation asked a panel of international experts, including Prof Harald Winkler of ERC, to give their view on the significance of the agreement coming into force. Their comments are available here.