The Paris Climate Accord also known as the Paris Climate Agreement is an agreement with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change which explains that the world should have a global actions plan to avoid dangerous climate changes such as greenhouse gas emissions, mitigation, and adaptation while ensuring finances. The paris climate accord, struck in December 12, 2015 under former President Barak Obama where the agreement was called upon by 196 representatives for these countries to voluntarily be apart of reducing greenhouse gas emission. The aim for this agreement is to reduce the emissions of green houses gasses (carbon dioxide and methane) that are released into the atmosphere and trying to prevent CO2 from reaching higher than 1.5-2 degrees C, but also trying to make a major change in today’s society. There is also no forced upon rules stating that the country has to meet a specific  requirement by a certain date or time, other than they should try to meet that specific requirement or go above and beyond. In 2017 of June Trump made a decision that he was going pull out of the Paris Climate Accord by November 2020 because it doesn’t support America. The focal point and target according the the Paris Climate Accord is to contribute to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emission while supporting and strengthen a sustainable development. Article 2, Section 1 “(a) Holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, recognizing that this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change; (b) Increasing the ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change and foster climate resilience and low greenhouse gas emissions development, in a manner that does not threaten food production; (c) Making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development.” This means that each country will deal with climate change in their own way due to their circumstance and each country also agreed upon to meet up every 5 years to explain both to the public and each other on what they are doing, how they are doing it, and what progress they made to help prevent climate change. They must also advocate mitigation and adaption aspirations. To do so, they also have to ensure they have the finances. During the meeting on December 12, 2015 it was stated that the country’s (finance committee) will support this agreement by mobilizing $100 billion dollars per year from the year of 2020 to 2025. Also set a timeline for future reference to ensure that they can continue this process and help developing countries who are mostly affected by dangerous climate change. They also have to consider the loss and damages that will occur in natural disasters (such as hurricanes, earthquakes, storms, etc.) because sometimes they occur so violently and fast it is hard to figure out how to prepare for it and sometimes hard to adapt and build back up from these disasters it after . Although the Paris Climate Accord is to promote mitigation greenhouse gas emission and help the world with climate change there are some concerns and issues that come along with the agreement. For example the lack of enforcement and meeting requirements, also it will cost a ton of money and little will be done to reduce global warming. Each country is encourage to be ambitious and set a goal to reach but no country that signs will be forced to follow through with it. James Hansen a former “NASA scientist who had been analyzing changes in the Earth’s climate since the 1970s, told a congressional committee that something called the “greenhouse effect” where heat-trapped gases are released into the atmosphere was causing global warming with a 99% certainty”even agrees that the Paris Climate Accord is a fraud and just a bunch of words just written on paper making a promise with no real action taking place. Another issue is as long as fossil fuels continue to be cheat they will also continue to be burn.

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