While the coronavirus pandemic is primarily a health, employment and employment crisis, it will also have an impact on efforts to promote the fight against climate change. On the one hand, most heads of state and government are not focusing these days on the fight against climate change and the COP26 climate summit, originally scheduled for Glasgow in November 2020, has been postponed until next year. On the other hand, this health crisis shows that countries can respond quickly to a global emergency. It will also enable the contracting parties to gradually strengthen their contributions to the fight against climate change in order to achieve the long-term objectives of the agreement. « Five years later, I am proud that so many cities around the world are launching their plans to keep global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius. This is an important step in our efforts to accelerate the fight against climate change, and it shows the incredible leadership of cities on this issue. The agreement itself proved remarkably resilient. Bringing together 196 nations in 2015 was not easy – even when Fabius dropped the agreement, there was a bit of harassment, because Nicaragua had planned to oppose the necessary consensus, but was ignored. Nevertheless, this consensus remained strong. When the United States – the world`s largest economy and the second largest emitter – began withdrawing from Paris in 2017 under President Donald Trump, disaster was expected. The 1997 Kyoto Protocol broke down after the United States signed the agreement but did not ratify it, leaving climate negotiations on hold for a decade. (a) to keep the global average temperature increase well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to continue efforts to limit the increase in temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the potential to significantly reduce the risks and effects of climate change; After Joe Biden`s victory in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, the United States will once again join the Paris Agreement.
Paris climate agreement: five years later, there are reasons to be optimistic? The Katowice package adopted at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in December 2018 contains common and detailed rules, procedures and guidelines that affect the Paris agreement in the operation.