14 Dec 2020


The Paris Agreement is the world`s first comprehensive climate agreement. [15] In the end, all parties recognized the need to “prevent, minimize and address losses and damages,” but in particular any mention of compensation or liability is excluded. [11] The Convention also takes up the Warsaw International Loss and Damage Mechanism, an institution that will attempt to answer questions about how to classify, address and co-responsible losses. [56] Adaptation issues were at the forefront of the paris agreement. Collective long-term adaptation objectives are included in the agreement and countries must be accountable for their adaptation measures, making adaptation a parallel element of the mitigation agreement. [46] Adaptation objectives focus on improving adaptive capacity, resilience and vulnerability limitation. [47] While the coronavirus pandemic is primarily a health, employment and employment crisis, it will also have an impact on efforts to promote the fight against climate change. On the one hand, most heads of state and government are not focusing these days on the fight against climate change and the COP26 climate summit, originally scheduled for Glasgow in November 2020, has been postponed until next year. On the other hand, this health crisis shows that countries can respond quickly to a global emergency. The Paris Agreement involves years of work in the fight against climate change.

In 1992, countries joined an international treaty, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. In 2005, the Kyoto Protocol became a legally binding treaty. It called on its parties to achieve internationally binding emission reduction targets. It will end in 2020 and COP21 is expected to take its place. In 2020, when the pandemic led to closures and restrictions on freedom of movement, emissions fell to a record 7%, as the UN announced this week. “The hardest part is that every party to the Paris Agreement must have a commitment that has a good reputation,” Light said. The initial commitment made by the United States in 2015, known as its national contribution, was to get the United States to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28% below its emissions by 2025. As of Wednesday, the President of the United States has not understood the role that the United States will play in the fight against climate change.

If President Trump wins, it is almost certain that the United States will not pull out of the agreement for at least the next four years, making it difficult, if not impossible, to slow the rise in global temperatures. The results will be presented on Friday to Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, at an event in the French capital to mark the fifth anniversary of the climate agreement. While the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a historic decline in global emissions this year, this decline has resulted in a decrease in the trend of ever-increasing greenhouse gas emissions, if not supported by changes in trade policies and practices. The past year has been the second warmest year in the world, and 2020 is on track to become the hottest year on record.

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