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What is COP21? Find Out in This 2 Minute Video

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What is COP21? Find Out in This 2 Minute Video

Starting on Nov. 30 more than 190 nations will gather in Paris to discuss a new global agreement on climate change. As those who have followed the build up to talks already know, this conference is potentially the most important meeting in history, one that could set the world on the path to climate action that will save the planet.

However most people in the world actually don't know what's happening, why the talks are called "COP21" (Conference of Parties) and why it's so important. So Green.TV has created this short guide to make sure anyone can understand the issues and not be flummoxed by the question: "What is COP21?"

This guide will not only give you the facts but help you understand why it matters to all of us—in less than two minutes. Help us spread the news about COP21 by liking, sharing and commenting on the video.

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