The Paris Climate Accord

by International | 17-09-2017 | 348 views

Montreal: In regards to the Paris climate accord, Environment ministers from some 30 countries gathered on Saturday in Montreal to push forward on implementing the same. Nearly 200 countries agreed in Paris in December 2015 to curb carbon dioxide emissions with the aim of limiting the rise in average global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050, compared to preindustrial levels. This gathering was three months after President Donald Trump walked out on the deal. When Trump decided in June to withdraw the United States from the climate accord, Canada, China and the European Union immediately reaffirmed their respective commitments to the pact, which the Group of 20 declared "irreversible" the following month. But time is ticking, the EU's top climate official Miguel Arias Canete told AFP, as ministers work to narrow their differences and better understand how to implement the ambitious accord -- with less than two months to go until the next UN Conference on Climate Change (COP23), in Bonn in November.

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