Paris Agreement Date Signed

The Paris Agreement: A Historic Date Signed

The Paris Agreement is a historic international agreement on climate change, which was adopted on December 12, 2015, at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This agreement was signed by 195 countries and territories from all over the world, making it the most comprehensive global climate agreement ever created.

The Paris Agreement aims to limit global warming to well below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further, to 1.5 degrees Celsius. This is a significant and ambitious goal, given that global temperatures have already increased by about 1 degree Celsius since the pre-industrial era.

The agreement also sets out a framework for countries to work together to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to the impacts of climate change. It includes provisions for countries to regularly report on their progress towards meeting their targets, and for enhancing transparency and accountability.

The Paris Agreement has been widely hailed as a landmark achievement in the fight against climate change. It represents a major step forward in international cooperation on climate action, and demonstrates that the world is united in its commitment to tackling this urgent global challenge.

The signing of the Paris Agreement on December 12, 2015, was a momentous occasion. It marked the culmination of years of negotiations and efforts by governments, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders to address the impacts of climate change and chart a path towards a more sustainable future.

In addition to the signing of the agreement, the Paris climate summit saw a range of other important announcements, including commitments from businesses and investors to support the transition to a low-carbon economy, and pledges from countries to provide financial support to help developing countries adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Since the signing of the Paris Agreement, there have been continued efforts to strengthen and implement the agreement, including through the adoption of guidelines for its implementation at the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) in Poland in 2018.

As we look to the future, it is clear that the Paris Agreement will play a crucial role in shaping global climate policy and action for years to come. Despite the challenges that lie ahead, there is reason for hope, as the world comes together to take bold and decisive action on climate change.

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