2015 Global Climate Change Agreement

The president`s promise to renegotiate the international climate agreement has always been a smog screen, the oil industry has a red phone at Interior, and will he bring food trucks to Old Faithful? From 30 November to 11 December 2015, France hosted representatives from 196 countries for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, one of the largest and most ambitious global meetings ever organised. The goal was nothing less than a binding and universal agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions to a level that would prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2°C (3.6°F) above the temperature level set before the start of the Industrial Revolution. The compact provides a way for developed countries to assist developing countries in their efforts to combat climate change and adapt and provides a framework for transparency in monitoring, reporting and strengthening countries` individual and collective climate objectives. Ultimately, all parties have recognized the need to „prevent, minimize and treat loss and damage,“ but in particular any mention of indemnification or liability is excluded. [11] The Convention also adopts the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage, an institution that will attempt to answer questions relating to the classification, management and sharing of responsibilities in the event of loss. [56] The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change presented several scenarios at different levels of action. If nothing is done and the world continues on its current trajectory, the world is heading for an average global temperature rise of four degrees Celsius (more than seven degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of this century.