United Nations Global Stocktake (GST)

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The Paris Agreement, an international treaty on climate change adopted by governments in 2015, established various goals to tackle climate change. These included cutting greenhouse-gas emissions to limit the rise in global temperatures to well below 2 degrees Celsius, and ideally 1.5 degrees Celsius. The GST is designed to assess the collective progress that has been made in reaching these goals. Each stocktake – or inventory, as the UN describes it – is a two-year process that happens every five years. The first stocktake completes at COP28 where the findings of the recently published synthesis report will be discussed.