Paris Climate Agreement

Stages of implementation

2015 - The Paris Agreement is the first universal climate agreement.
It is a differential agreement:
  • Developed countries must lead the way in terms of greenhouse gas reduction
  • Developing countries must step up their reduction efforts depending on their circumstances
It will take effect once the 55 countries accounting for at least 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions have submitted their ratification instruments
It will enable an upper limit on greenhouse gas emissions to be set as soon as possible
2018 – First meeting to assess the progress towards attainment of objectives
2020 – Review of France’s national commitments. At least USD 100,000 per year will be deployed to assist developing countries to fight against and prepare for climate change
2023 – First assessment of the Paris Agreement. It will be reviewed every 5 years
2025 – New national contributions to greenhouse gas reductions. New numerical commitments for assisting the poorest countries
2nd half of the century – Rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
End of the century - Maintain global warming below 2°C. Goal: strive to limit temperature increase to 1.5°C.

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