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After states taking part in the ‘COP 21’ climate talks in Paris in December 2015 adopted an agreement to reduce emissions and set specific targets for global temperature rises, the IFRC urged governments and partners to place communities most at risk from climate change at the centre of the agreement’s implementation. “This agreement will need to be implemented with a view to placing the interests of the most vulnerable people at its core,” says Garry Conille, IFRC under secretary general for programmes and operations. The final agreement aims at pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C and to hold it well below 2°C.

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