He stated that the two agreements were separate treaties and should not be seen as continuing to be concluded. The Paris Agreement also states, for the first time in an international climate agreement, that we should “make efforts” to limit the rise in temperatures to 1.5°C (Article 2). In Paris, the IPCC was invited to prepare in 2018 a new special report (see above) on the effects of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. In addition, the Parties shall endeavour to achieve global greenhouse gas emissions “as soon as possible” (Article 4). In December 2015, parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted the Paris Agreement: a pioneering agreement to tackle climate change and take action to lead their economies towards a sustainable, low-carbon future. .