#UK Here are the best ways to follow the Paris climate talks

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The United Nations Climate Change Conference, also called COP21, kicked off in Paris November 30, and they don’t end until December 11.

Over the next couple weeks we’ll see history unfold, since the Paris talks could be where the world finally agrees to a legally binding, specific plan to limit carbon emissions.

Global leaders from 195 countries are going to try to figure out how to keep global warming under 2 degrees Celsius, and raise $100 billion per year by 2020 to do so.

Luckily, the internet has lots of ways to stay up to date with the monumental decisions that are being made at the conference, even if you can’t be there in person.

Watch Live:

Read the best coverage:

If you want to catch up on the day’s events, check in on the New York Times’ live blog.

Reuters has a very visually engaging live blog, too.

And the BBC, of course, has lots of video.

Follow who is there, on Twitter:

Twitter has multiple hashtags for the event, with #cop21 being the most popular. They even made neat little emojis that automatically get added when you use the hashtags.

Here are a few other twitter accounts to follow:

The official conference account


Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change


Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India


David J. Unger, Energy editor at Christian Science Monitor


Megan Rowling, Reuters


Justin Catanoso, environmental journalist


Perrin Ireland, science communications specialist at the Natural Resources Defense Council


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