Ray Jordan: Turn up the heat in Paris meeting
Published 02/12/2015 | 13:05
CLOSE to 150 heads of state from across the world are meeting in Paris this week for talks aimed at agreeing a new global deal to combat climate change.
It is the 21st sitting of the Conference of Parties (COP) summit, and the aim is to secure a lasting deal that can stop global temperatures from rising more than 2°C (3.6° Farenheit) in the years ahead.
A deal is more critical than ever, with the World Meteorological Organisation reporting just this month that the past five years have been the warmest on record, and 2015 set to be hottest year since the collection of data began.