Paris climate agreement enters into force
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.