What Does The Paris Agreement Do

The adoption of the agreement sends a message to the world that countries are taking the fight against climate change seriously. It is a remarkable triumph that the 196 parties to the Convention have reached this agreement. Thus, the United States will cease today all implementation of the non-binding Paris Agreement and the draconian financial and economic burdens that the agreement imposes on our country. It also means ending the implementation of the national contribution and, most importantly, the Green Climate Fund, which is costing the United States a huge fortune. Article 21, paragraph 1, of the Paris Agreement enters into force thirty days after at least 55 countries representing 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions filed their instruments for ratification, acceptance or approval with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. A timetable specifying greenhouse gas emissions to determine the threshold unfccc.int/files/paris_agreement/application/pdf/10e.pdf the agreement negotiators stated that the INDCs presented at the time of the Paris conference were insufficient and found that “estimates of aggregate greenhouse gas emissions in 2025 and 2030 are the result of planned contributions at the national level, not covered by the most cost-effective scenarios at 2 degrees Celsius, but will reach a projected level of 55 gigatonnes by 2030” and he also acknowledges that “much greater efforts will be needed to reduce emissions in order to keep the increase in the average global temperature to less than 2 degrees Celsius by reducing emissions to 40 gigatonnes or 1.5 degrees Celsius.” [25] [Clarification needed] Countries have every reason to respect the terms of the agreement. It is in their interest to implement the agreement, not only to realize the benefits of combating climate change, but also to show global solidarity. Taking part in an election campaign promise, Trump – a climate denier who has claimed that climate change is a “hoax” perpetrated by China, announced in June 2017 his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement.

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