The Paris Agreement is the first universal and legally binding global agreement on climate change adopted at the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) in December 2015. Jill Duggan, Director of the Prince of Wales` Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), said: „The UK Government`s ratification of the agreement today sends an important signal to international allies, businesses and investors about the inevitable transition to a carbon-free economy.“ Britain is the 111th country to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change by reducing carbon emissions. By sweeping through this pioneering agreement, we are working to maintain our leadership role in the fight against climate change and to ensure that the UK economy continues to play a key role in this new low-carbon global economy. It will benefit the UK as we implement our industrial strategy to create the economy that works for everyone. The agreement requires rich countries to keep a funding pledge of $100 billion a year beyond 2020 and use that figure as „ground“ for additional aid agreed until 2025. Net zero by 2050 was recommended last month by the government`s official adviser, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). The CCC`s advice was sought in the wake of the 2015 Paris Agreement, which increased global ambitions to limit warming to „well below“ 2°C since the pre-industrial period and to make efforts to stay below 1.5°C. Commitments made so far could lead to a rise in global temperatures of up to 2.7°C, but the agreement sets out a roadmap to accelerate progress. It will also allow the parties to gradually increase their contribution to the fight against climate change in order to achieve the long-term objectives of the agreement. Professor John Shepherd, from the National Oceanographic Centre at the University of Southampton, says the agreement contains some welcome aspirations, but few people know how difficult it will be to achieve the goals. LONDON, 14 August 2020 – The United Kingdom was one of 195 countries that signed the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, the global attempt to limit the climate crisis.
In addition, he was one of the most energetic and enthusiastic supporters of the Paris Agreement, the formal title of the treaty. To contribute to the objectives of the agreement, countries presented broad national climate change plans (national contributions, NDCs). These are not yet sufficient to meet the temperature targets, but the agreement sets out the way forward. At the UN Climate Change Summit in Marrakech, Nick Hurd, Minister for Industry and Climate, said: „The UK ratifies the historic Paris Agreement so that we can help accelerate global action on climate change and deliver on our commitments to create a safer and more prosperous future for all of us. . . .