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Why Is The Paris Agreement Not Working

In 2015, in Paris, a total of 195 nations agreed that action was essential. Since then, according to a new study by the Universal Ecological Fund, only 36 countries have taken steps to achieve the agreed targets. And one nation announced that it would withdraw completely from the agreement. Therefore, if mitigation plans are not good enough, is there a good mechanism to increase these plans in the near future and regularly, in order to be as precise as possible with the necessary efforts? Not really, and one of the biggest risks of this agreement is that we assume it exists. There are too many flaws in operationalization, too much room for interpretation of how these efforts should be made and shared. Every five years, countries should assess their progress in implementing the agreement in a process known as a global balance sheet; the first is scheduled for 2023. Countries set their own targets and there is no implementation mechanism to ensure that they achieve these goals. On the other hand, there is a good chance that when this agreement comes into force in 2020, we will have exceeded the level of emissions that will keep us below 1.5 degrees Celsius and that the geopolitical reality of the climate will be marked by the most powerful countries. But this international process is not the only solution. We must not let our governments tackle this global challenge alone and we must all act at all levels to ensure a truly ecological and socially just transition everywhere, in all sectors! The United States, the world`s second-largest emitter, is the only country to withdraw from the agreement, a move by President Donald J. Trump that came into effect in November 2020. Some other countries have not officially approved the agreement: Angola, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Libya, South Sudan, Turkey and Yemen.

In 2017, the Trump administration announced its intention to withdraw from the Paris agreement. The earliest date for the U.S. withdrawal from the agreement is November 4, 2020. Until then, that is the climate promise of the United States. Finally, the agreement contains a section on financial, technical and capacity-building assistance and cooperation, which includes a two-year cycle to verify that commitments made and commitments are being met. Since financial assistance is often directed to mitigation projects, the agreement corrects this asymmetry by ensuring that aid is put in place in a balanced manner between mitigation and adaptation. In addition, adjustment funding should be based on the public sector and subsidies, and the contribution of rich countries should be increased over time. The Paris climate agreement is a joke.

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