Do we agree to sustain life on Planet Earth?
Paris, 12 December 2015 – Day when 195 nations has agreed to combat climate change, promote sustainability, clean technologies, investment and actions needed to drive low-carbon growth. This universal agreement’s main aim is to keep a global temperature rise this century below 2 degrees Celsius. “The Paris Agreement allows each delegation and group of countries to go back home with their heads held high. Our collective effort is worth more than the sum of our individual effort. Our responsibility to history is immense” said Laurent Fabius, President of the COP 21 UN Climate change conference and French Foreign Minister.
The momentum for change has never been higher. Global awareness of problem we are facing has brought nations together and made our hope for sustainable future possible. This is historical agreement which depends on our consistency of bringing the solutions we promised to our selves. Knowing that, we might be the only generation which could prevent outcomes of climate change based on anthropogenic interference, must give us more thrill to work together and to leave Planet Earth habitable as our legacy. Integration of social equity, environmental sustainability and economic progress is great path to follow. To keep this agreement viable all the crucial areas have been covered;
Mitigation – reducing emissions fast enough to achieve the temperature goal
A transparency system and global stock-take – accounting for climate action
Adaptation – strengthening ability of countries to deal with climate impacts
Loss and damage – strengthening ability to recover from climate impacts
Support – including finance, for nations to build clean, resilient futures
Agreement will be deposited at the UN in New York and be opened for one year for signature on 22 April 2016--Mother Earth Day.
For more details check out: http://newsroom.unfccc.int/unfccc-newsroom/finale-cop21/
We have seen in past years affords which were brought trough Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1990 and the Kyoto Protocol which was adopted 1997.
Actions such as elimination of inefficient fossil fuels subsidies, putting price on carbon, promotion of renewable energies and green technologies are parts of decarbonisation of global economy.
Starting as individuals but continuing acting globally, only we can be solution.