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International Climate Treaties

In Human Rights, The Enviroment by Dusty Croghan

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21 or CMP11 will be held in Paris, France`in 2015 from November 30 to December 11 at the Le Bourget site.  UN negotiations are under way to develop a new international climate change agreement that will cover all countries.  The new agreement will be adopted at the Paris climate conference in December 2015 and implemented into 2020. It will take the form of a protocol, another legal instrument, or an agreed outcome with legal force and the decisions will be applicable to all countries. It is being negotiated through a process known as the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP).

The climate conferences in Warsaw (2013) and Lima (2014) agreed that all countries are to put forward their proposed emissions reduction targets for the 2015 agreement as “intended nationally determined contributions” well in advance of the Paris conference.  The contributions will be prepared at national level by each party and submitted to the UN.  A negotiating text for the 2015 agreement was put into place in Geneva in February 2015. Before the Paris conference, negotiations will continue at inter-sessional UN meetings in June, September and October in Bonn.

Recently, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised President Barack Obama, saying he showed determination.  “The Secretary-General appreciates President Obama’s strong, personal leadership on climate change,” Ban Ki-moon  also stated “President Obama’s leadership by example is essential for bringing other key countries on board and securing a universal, durable and meaningful agreement in Paris in December.”

The controversy surrounding global warming is growing and the economic impact on the world could be devastating, extensively raising energy bills and bringing in a new carbon tax are just a couple adverse effects of the world plans.