The Paris Agreement On Climate Change Summary

Among city and state officials, business leaders, universities, and individuals, there has been a wave of participation in initiatives such as America`s Pledge, the U.S. Climate Alliance, We Are Still In, and the American Cities Climate Challenge. Complementary and sometimes intersecting movements aim to deepen and accelerate efforts to combat climate change at local, regional and national levels. Each of these efforts focuses on achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement, despite Trump`s attempts to steer the country in the opposite direction. The Paris Agreement reflects the collective belief of almost every nation on earth that climate change is humanity`s war and unmasks America`s climate skeptics – including Trump – as global outliers. Indeed, mobilizing support for climate action across the country and around the world gives hope that the Paris Agreement marks a turning point in the fight against climate change. We can all contribute to the cause by looking for ways to reduce contributions to global warming, at the individual, local and national levels. This effort will be worth the reward of a safer and cleaner world for future generations. Work to implement the commitments agreed under the Paris Agreement must continue, including assistance to developing countries, in order to achieve their goal of mobilizing $100 billion a year to fight climate change by 2020. The Environment Council adopted conclusions outing the EU`s position ahead of the UN climate change conference in Paris. The Paris Agreement establishes a global framework to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C and making efforts to limit it to 1.5°C.

It also aims to strengthen the capacity of countries to cope with the effects of climate change and to support them in their efforts. At the 2011 UN Climate Change Conference, the Durban Platform (and the ad hoc working group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action) was created with the aim of negotiating a legal instrument for action on climate change from 2020. . .

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