Today world leaders have gathered in Paris for the COP21 climate change talks.

The conference will run between 30 November and 11 December and by the end, it is hoped nations will have come to an agreement to limit emissions in order to prevent global warming surpassing 2C above pre-industrial levels.

In 2015 COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.

France will play a leading international role in hosting this seminal conference, and COP21 will be one of the largest international conferences ever held in the country. The conference is expected to attract close to 50,000 participants including 25,000 official delegates from government, intergovernmental organisations, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society.

The conference will be live streamed as well as have live Twitter Q&A with their leading speakers throughout the 2 days, to ensure engagement with those who cannot join directly.

Nov. 30, 2015 Living photo: COP21

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