Draft Paris Outcome: Proposal by the President

The purpose of this Agreement is to further implement the objective of the Convention as set out in its Article 2 through enhanced action, cooperation and support, in the context of sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty, so as to: Hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C, recognizing that this would significantly reduce risks and impacts of climate change; Increase the ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change and foster climate resilience and low greenhouse gas emissions development, in a manner that does not threaten food production; Make finance flows consistent with a pathway towards such low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development. This Agreement [will be implemented on the basis of] [reflects] equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, in the light of different national circumstances.

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