Article 8 : What is the Paris climate agreement - Coggle Diagram
Article 8 : What is the Paris climate agreement
What is that?
entered into force in 2016 - meeting of 200 countries in a global pact to fight against climate change
keep the rise in global temperatures below 2 degrees.
each country sets its emission reduction targets, this is called NDC = national determined contributions
rich countries help poorer countries
if we try to limit the rise in temperature to 1.5 degrees: prevent small island states from falling victim to rising sea levels
why the USA withdrew?
Trump said unfair to let other countries like India and China (which are not in the deal) use fossil fuels when the US has to cut emissions.
ironic things: the USA OFFICIALLY withdrew on November 4, the day after its defeat against Trump
the USA have historically released the most greenhouse gases into the atmosphere
how to re-register?
Biden administration signed a declaration accepting the terms of the agreement.
this declaration is sent to the United Nations and then the US has 30 days to officially join the agreement.
John kerry: special envoy for climate change, said on Twitter = "biden restores US credibility and commitment"
why the USA is important in the PCA
they are essential to the success of the negotiations. they restore confidence after Trump stint
-Eliminate carbon emissions by 2050
-usa: world leader in climate action
-cancelled Keystone XL: oil transportation from Alberta - Canada - Nebraska
Biden is well received?
yes, other nations are optimistic