We have an agreement and we now have a chance to achieve our goal. We cannot say that without an agreement. The Paris Agreement will allow us to reach the target of 2 degrees Celsius or less. We did not expect to leave Paris with commitments to achieve this goal, but with a process that will lead us to it. And that is what the agreement provides. 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. The agreement obliges all countries to take action by recognizing their different situations and circumstances. Under the agreement, it is the responsibility of countries to take measures both in terms of containment and adaptation. In 2018, delegates to COP 24, held in Katowice, Poland, adopted a comprehensive set of rules detailing the operational details of the Paris agreement.
The Paris Agreement helps us avoid an ambitious measure that would make the target well below 2 degrees unlikely. In 2018, countries will have the opportunity to review their joint efforts within the framework of the overall objectives before formally presenting their national contributions to the new agreement. This exercise is repeated every five years. The agreement consists of a basic agreement that will govern the international process, which will bind the parties, while there are elements that are not part of the legally binding agreement. These parts, such as . B the planned contributions at the national level can be binding at the national level. Yes, yes. There is no doubt that the world is doing much better with this agreement. This agreement will help us build a more sustainable future.
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. The agreement is ambitious and offers all the instruments we need to combat climate change, reduce emissions and adapt to the effects of climate change. Q: The agreement will not enter into force until 2020. What will happen between now and then? The EU and its member states are among the nearly 190 parties to the Paris Agreement. The EU formally ratified the agreement on 5 October 2016, allowing it to enter into force on 4 November 2016. In order for the agreement to enter into force, at least 55 countries representing at least 55% of global emissions had to file their ratification instruments. The agreement not only formalizes the process of drawing up national plans, but also contains a binding commitment to assess and review progress made under these plans.
This mechanism will require countries to constantly update their commitments and ensure that there is no regression. The Paris Agreement is the first legally binding universal global agreement on climate change adopted at the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) in December 2015. Q: What does the agreement require of countries? The Paris Agreement provides a sustainable framework that guides global efforts for decades to come. The aim is to increase countries` climate ambitions over time. To achieve this, the agreement provides for two review processes, each in a five-year cycle.