What Is The Paris Climate Agreement

The 32-part document sets out a framework for global action on climate change, including climate change mitigation and adaptation, support for developing countries and transparency of reporting, and strengthening climate change goals. Here`s what he intends to do: Historic Paris Agreement adopted. In the first truly global agreement on climate change mitigation, 195 countries approve a plan to prevent global temperatures from exceeding historic levels by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. It will come into force 11 months later. People`s Climate March in New York. More than 400,000 people – including a large WWF delegation – are showing that governments must act urgently to combat climate change, two days before world leaders gather in the city for a UN-led summit on the issue. We are always in the presence of leaders in international climate discussions. World heads of state and government conclude important details of the Paris Agreement, including how countries will report on progress towards their climate goals and launch a process to launch a new round of targets by 2020. Negotiators of the agreement stated that the INDCs presented at the time of the Paris conference were insufficient and found that “the estimates of aggregate greenhouse gas emissions in 2025 and 2030 resulting from the planned contributions at the national level are not covered by the least expensive scenarios of 2oC, but lead to a projected level of 55 gigatons in 2030.” and recognizes that “much greater efforts to reduce emissions will be needed to keep the global average temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius, by reducing emissions to 40 gigatonnes or 1.5 degrees Celsius.” [25] The same nations that are asking us to maintain the agreement are the countries that have cost America billions of dollars through hard trade practices and , in many cases, lax contributions to our critical military alliance. You see what`s going on. It`s pretty obvious to those who want to keep an open mind. While the Paris Agreement ultimately aims to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius this century, many studies evaluating the voluntary commitments of some countries in Paris show that the cumulative effect of these emission reductions will not be significant enough to keep temperatures below that ceiling.