In December 2015, world leaders achieved a landmark agreement on climate change in Paris, France. Known as the Paris Agreement, this historic agreement aims to limit global warming and greenhouse gas emissions to a manageable level in order to protect the planet and its inhabitants.
Under the Paris Agreement, countries pledge to work towards reducing their greenhouse gas emissions, with the ultimate goal of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. This is a crucial step in the fight against climate change, as global temperatures continue to rise and the impacts of climate change become increasingly severe.
The Paris Agreement is a legally binding agreement, and each participating country is required to submit their own plan for reducing emissions. These plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), outline how each country will reduce their emissions and contribute to the overall goal of limiting global warming.
In addition to reducing emissions, the Paris Agreement also provides funding and support to developing countries to help them transition to a low-carbon economy and adapt to the impacts of climate change. This is essential, as many of these countries are the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, despite having contributed the least to the problem.
The Paris Agreement on climate change was a major achievement in the fight against climate change. It represents a global commitment to reducing emissions, protecting the planet, and ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come. While there is still much work to be done to implement the agreement fully, the Paris Agreement is a crucial step towards a more sustainable, resilient future for all.