The Hashemite Kingdom Of Jordan Signed The 2015 Paris Agreement On Climate Change

The Paris Agreement formally entered into force on 4 November 2016. Other countries have become parties to the agreement, while they have completed their national authorisation procedures. To date, 195 Contracting Parties have signed the Agreement and ratified 189. For more information on the Paris Agreement and the status of ratification, click here. Climate change is a global emergency that transcends national borders. This is an issue that requires coordinated solutions at all levels and international cooperation to help countries move towards a low-carbon economy. The Paris Agreement provides a sustainable framework that guides global efforts for decades to come. The goal is to increase countries` climate goals over time. To promote this situation, the agreement provides for two review processes of a five-year cycle each. The Paris Agreement marks the beginning of a shift towards a low-carbon world – much remains to be done. The implementation of the agreement is essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, as it contains a roadmap for climate action to reduce emissions and develop climate resilience. To address climate change and its negative effects, 197 countries adopted the Paris Agreement at COP21 in Paris on 12 December 2015. The agreement, which entered into force less than a year later, aims to significantly reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and limit the increase in global temperature to 2 degrees Celsius this century, while ways are being pursued to further limit the increase to 1.5 degrees.

The agreement includes a commitment by all countries to reduce emissions and cooperate to adapt to the effects of climate change and calls on countries to strengthen their commitments over time. The agreement provides a way for developed countries to assist developing countries in their climate change and adaptation efforts, while creating a framework to transparently monitor and report on countries` climate goals. In 2018, delegates at COP 24, held in Katowice, Poland, adopted a comprehensive set of rules concretizing the operational details of the Paris Agreement. Today, 189 countries have joined the Paris Agreement. . . .