The Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015, aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The agreement also aims to strengthen countries` capacity to cope with the effects of climate change through appropriate financial flows, a new technology framework and an improved capacity-building framework. Both the SDGs and the Paris Agreement make it clear that there are no quick solutions and that we must all be together in this long-term search for sustainable development. 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. This agreement is a clear invitation from governments to be ready to implement the 2030 sustainable development agenda. The proposed SDGs aim to be successful and fully achieved by 2030. By then, the Paris climate agreement should have catalyzed global measures leading to a spike in global greenhouse gas emissions on the path to a climate-neutral future. The Paris Agreement is an ambitious, dynamic and universal agreement. It covers all countries and emissions and is designed for total time.
This is a monumental agreement. It strengthens international cooperation on climate change. It offers a way forward. The 22nd meeting of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP 22) was held in Marrakech, Morocco. During COP 22, the parties began preparing for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and promoting measures to implement the climate change agreement. 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 agreement is ambitious and offers all the instruments we need to combat climate change, reduce emissions and adapt to the effects of climate change. The Paris Agreement was adopted on 12 December 2015 by all 196 parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change at COP21 in Paris. In this agreement, all countries agreed to limit the increase in global temperature to a level well below 2 degrees Celsius and to aim for 1.5 degrees Celsius in the face of serious risks.
Implementation of the Paris Agreement is essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and contains a roadmap to combat climate change, reduce emissions and build resilience to climate change.