As host and president of COP21, France is committed to supporting a multilateral negotiation process and listening to all stakeholders to reach an agreement: the Paris Agreement is a historic environmental agreement adopted by almost all countries in 2015 to combat climate change and its negative impacts. The agreement aims to significantly reduce global greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit the increase in global temperature this century to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, while looking for ways to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees. The agreement contains commitments from all major emitting countries to reduce their pollution from climate change and to strengthen these commitments over time. The Compact provides a means for developed countries to assist developing countries in their mitigation and adaptation efforts, and provides a framework for transparent monitoring, reporting and strengthening of countries` individual and collective climate goals. The agreement offers a way to limit the temperature rise to well below 2 degrees, perhaps even 1.5 degrees. The agreement provides for a mechanism to increase the level of ambition. Specific outcomes of the increased focus on adaptation financing in Paris include the announcement by G7 countries that they will provide $420 million for climate risk insurance and the launch of a Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative.  In 2016, the Obama administration awarded a $500 million grant to the Green Climate Fund as « the first part of a $3 billion commitment made at the Paris climate negotiations. »    So far, the Green Climate Fund has received more than $10 billion in pledges. Remarkably, the commitments come from industrialized countries such as France, the United States and Japan, but also from developing countries such as Mexico, Indonesia and Vietnam.  While strengthening the ambitions of NDCs is an important goal of the global stocktaking, it assesses efforts that go beyond containment. . .