Everything You Need to Know About the Historic Paris Agreement

A few days ago, international leaders representing 195 different countries assembled in Paris to discuss fossil fuels, greenhouse gasses and climate change. Together, they signed a historic pact—called the Paris Agreement—in which they unanimously agreed to protect our home planet by curbing (or reversing) the effects of climate change and supporting the undeveloped countries affected most. It’s the first time the world has witnessed such unity on the often controversial topic. Head to Time to learn what the agreement means for our global future.