Us Ratification Of Paris Agreement

13th October 2021

Us Ratification Of Paris Agreement

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The Paris Agreement is a pioneering environmental agreement adopted by almost all nations in 2015 to combat climate change and its negative effects. The agreement aims to significantly reduce global greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit the increase in global temperature to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels this century, while pursuing ways to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees. The agreement includes a commitment by all major emitting countries to reduce their climate pollution and strengthen these commitments over time. The compact provides a way for developed countries to assist developing countries in their efforts to combat climate change and adapt and provides a framework for transparency in monitoring, reporting and strengthening countries` individual and collective climate objectives. The agreement differs from the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the last widespread amendment to the UNFCCC, in the absence of annexes aimed at reducing the liability of developing countries. On the contrary, emissions targets for each nation were negotiated separately and must be applied voluntarily, leading U.S. officials to view the Paris Agreement as an executive agreement and not a legally binding treaty. This dispelled the requirement for the U.S. Congress to ratify the agreement. [20] In April 2016, the United States became a signatory to the Paris Agreement and accepted it by executive order in September 2016. . . .

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