Given the various considerations that should take this American decision into account, we believe that the arguments in favour of keeping the country in the Paris climate agreement are both complex and persuasive arguments. Instead, Congress should promote a pragmatic policy that will effectively stimulate innovation in the energy and environment. 1. The world has shown record support for the Paris Agreement: in December 2015, the Paris Agreement was adopted by almost every country in the world and broke records along the way: the adoption of the agreement was the largest meeting of the world`s heads of state and government in one place; the signing of the agreement saw the highest number of signatures for an international agreement in a single day of history (175!); and the agreement came into force in record time – only 11 months, from adoption to signature, ratification and entry into force. In short, climate change is a serious threat that, because of its global community, requires international cooperation. After 20 years of negotiations, the pioneering Paris climate agreement, with exceptionally broad participation, is the answer to long-standing and multi-party calls and provides an excellent basis for progress. Whether the United States is sticking to its commitment and sticking to the Paris agreement is a question that arises and I have written about elsewhere. In this regard, I am considering reasons why the new government should reassess its position on the Paris agreement and choose to stay. Given that the President-elect and relevant members of his transition team have made statements rejecting the growing evidence of man-made climate change, I am currently focusing on arguments to advance the interests of the United States, which differ from the urgent need to slow down and ultimately end man-made global climate change. Since the 1992 agreement, countries around the world have been struggling to find a solution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. After more than 20 years of negotiations, the signing of the Paris climate agreement in 2015 has resulted in a major historic breakthrough, an innovative approach that has increased the participation of countries that account for only 14% of global emissions (during the second period of the current Kyoto Protocol commitment), in countries that account for 97% under the Paris Agreement.
The Paris Agreement reduced the increase in global temperature from 7 degrees Fahrenheit to 5 degrees Fahrenheit (3.9 to 2.8 degrees Fahrenheit).