NEW PARIS AGREEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
After two weeks of meetings and discussions in Paris during the Conference of the Parties (COP) 21 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), an instrument called Paris Agreement was reached on December 12, that is, 18 years after the Kyoto Protocol (KP) was adopted, and 5 years before it expires, and in the face of poor achievements and progress in climate change matters, which instrument is intended to contribute to the UNFCCC goal, which ―let us bear in mind― consists of stabilizing concentrations of greenhouse effect gases in the atmosphere at a level that prevents harmful anthropogenic interferences in the climate system. This Bulletin is aimed at revealing the main aspects of this new Agreement as well as our point of view.
The official version of the announced Paris Agreement (PA) is composed of 40 pages, including approval text, and wording of the 29 articles of PA. Once analyzed, we may point out that it is organized, in general, in two parts, on the one hand, in the objectives, obligations and means (articles 1 to 15), and the other hand, in the organizational structure and entry into force (articles 16 to 29). The generic content of each of 29 articles is included in the following link.
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