A new era for the Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement is a common global effort to deal with climate change and cope with its consequences to our lives, providing the same stimulus to every country, whatever growth they have, to contribute in creating a more environmentally right political plan. In 2015, the step had been taken and the Paris Agreement was created, as a confirmation of a global desire for a better and environmentally friendly future.


Specifically, the Paris Agreement proposes the prevention of an increase in the global temperature to over two degrees of Celsius above pre-industrial levels and of course to over one and a half degrees if possible. It also aims to a better ability in adapting to the negative effects of climate change.


This can be achieved with the fostering of an environmentally friendly and resilient towards the climate change design of buildings and facilities. Meanwhile, greenhouse gas emissions should remain at low levels, without risking food production in any way though. The same target exists for the field of finance too, as the financial growth should bring about an equally significant decrease of climate change impacts and risks.


While most of the countries in the world attempt to achieve the goals referring to the Paris Agreement, the USA stated their exit on November 4th 2019, but they were only able to make it official, one year later. That decision was of huge importance, as it formed a global uncertainty regarding climate change and the possibility of managing it without the contribution of the USA.


In 2017, the USA consumed 17 per cent of the worldwide sum of energy, a fact that can truly show the significance of the country’s energy impact on our planet. It is clear that new steps and political actions must be taken so as for the country to reduce its proportion in using nonrenewable resources and deal with the negative aspects of climate change.

In a nutshell, the newly elected government, which is considered to be more open-minded in issues such as human rights and the environment, it is quite possible that a different policy will be considered, as well.


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www.mitpressjournals.org

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