Global Agreement To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The Paris Agreement aims to limit the rise in global temperature to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels this century, with the ideal goal of limiting the rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The agreement allows nations to address rising greenhouse gas emissions through a cooperative system that promotes and needs transparency and accountability. To achieve the objectives set out in the Agreement, governments agree to strengthen their capacity to address the effects of greenhouse gas emissions, to assist developing and vulnerable countries to climate change, and to invite non-partisan parties, including the private sector and others, to redouble their efforts to support efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Governments of developing countries are concerned that the uncertainty about their expected economic performance will be such that they cannot risk adopting an emissions target in 1999 that would be binding in 2008. Even if a given numerical goal seems advantageous now, it could turn out to be different after a decade. A response to this concern has encouraged the structuring of international agreements on developing countries` objectives in order to reduce the risk of involuntary reductivity. Agreements should be designed in such a way as to reduce the possibility of a target that is sufficiently stringent to cause heavy economic losses to developing countries or to limit economic development. Han Chen, director of energy policy in the NRDC`s international program, is keeping an eye on the overall vision as she works to promote a global energy transition. The ultimate goal of the UNFCCC is to «stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would put an end to dangerous anthropogenic interventions in the climate system.» .