New Delhi, Nov 4: Early implementation of the historic Paris Agreement is a common political will to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and a worldwide green light for climate action, the United tions Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) said on Friday.
The Paris Climate Change Agreement — the result of the most complex, comprehensive and critical intertiol climate negotiation ever attempted — became an intertiol law on Friday. So far, 97 countries, including India, accounting for just over two-thirds of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, have formally joined the accord, which aims to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius. “The Paris Agreement’s ambitious and essential goals are now a live reality for every government. From today, ever-increasing climate action becomes an accepted responsibility and a central part of the sustaible development plans of all countries,” a statement said quoting UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa. “Climate action — faster, smarter, bigger and better — reduces the greenhouse gas emissions which drive climate change and at the same time catalyses the clean power economies and climate-resilient societies, which are the foundation on which the future health, wealth and well-being of all people now depend,” Espinosa said. (IANS)