12 Oct 2015
WITH INSERTIONS (In bold) AND DELETIONS (Underlined) TO ACHIEVE THE PURPOSE OF THE AGREEMENT, IN ARTICLE 2.
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A. DRAFT AGREEMENT

[ The Parties to this Agreement,

Pp1 Being Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, hereinafter referred to as ôthe Conventionö,

Pp2 In furtherance of the objective of the Convention,

Pp3 Recalling decision 1/CP.17, whereby the Conference of the Parties to the Convention decided to adopt a protocol, another legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all Parties at its twenty-first session,

Pp4 Recognizing the intrinsic relationship between climate change, poverty eradication and sustainable development,characterized as climate justice,

Pp5 Emphasizing the need for universal and sustained action by all to respond to the urgent threat of climate change and its adverse effects based on the best available scientific knowledge,

Pp6 Taking account of the particular circumstances as well as vulnerabilities and specific needs of Parties, especially the least developed country

(LDC) Parties,

[Additional preambular paragraphs as may be decided during the course of the negotiations; e.g., Parties may consider elements of the sixth preambular paragraph of the draft Decision for inclusion in the Agreement.]

Have agreed as follows:

Article 1 (DEFINITIONS)

For the purposes of this Agreement, all definitions contained in Article 1 of the Convention apply. In addition:

1. ôParties present and votingö means Parties present and casting an affirmative or negative vote;

2. ôPartyö means a Party to this Agreement;

3. ôCMAö means the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to this Agreement;

[Further definitions may be required at a later stage in the negotiating process.]

Article 2 (PURPOSE)

1. The purpose of this Agreement is to achieve [enhance the implementation of] the objective of the Convention and strengthen and support the global response and international cooperation to collectively meet the urgent threat of climate change by further addressing its causes and by further increasing resilience and the ability to adapt to its adverse impacts, with a view to promoting the global transformation to low-carbon [emission] and climate-resilient societies and economiesto keep within the global carbon budget. It reflects equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, in light of different national circumstancesand levels of development.

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