On 12 December 2015, leaders of 195 countries came together to adopt an historic agreement to combat climate change, representing the culmination of many years of hard work.
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) recognises the magnitude of this achievement, and we are encouraged that nations have agreed to limit the global temperature rise to well below 2 °C, aiming to limit temperature increase to 1.5°C. We are also pleased to see climate change education included in the operative language of the text, given its crucial role in fostering awareness, building skills and supporting action to combat climate change.
Download the full reaction statement to the Paris agreement on climate change.
- Publication date: 22nd December 2015
- Author(s): WAGGGS
- Length: 2 pages
- Resource type: Advocacy
- Resource topic: Global Development Goals