All language on the reduction of carbon emissions is essentially voluntary. The deal assigns no concrete reduction targets to any country. Instead, each government has crafted a plan to lower emissions at home based on the country’s domestic politics and economy.
Doesn’t sound like much was really accomplished since it’s all not really binding on the countries.
Source: Nations Approve Landmark Climate Accord in Paris – The New York Times
This tweet gives a nice summary of what was (or hasn’t yet been) accomplished:
A great metaphor that explains what #COP21 actually does, by @bradplumer https://t.co/UL7b73116v pic.twitter.com/fRO1OvzdDn
— Lisa Song (@lisalsong) December 12, 2015