Lithuania Paris Agreement

Environment ministers will continue discussions on the final agreement on climate change mitigation. The EU and its member states are individually responsible for ratifying the Paris Agreement. There was a strong preference for the EU and its 28 Member States to simultaneously table their ratification instruments to ensure that neither the EU nor its Member States commit to obligations that belong exclusively to the other[21] and there was concern that there was a disagreement over each Member State`s share of the EU-wide reduction target. just as Britain`s vote to leave the EU could delay the Paris pact. [22] However, on 4 October 2016, the European Parliament approved the ratification of the Paris Agreement[23] and the EU tabled its ratification instruments on 5 October 2016 with several EU Member States. [22] The Paris Agreement came into force in November 2016. This is the first global agreement that commits all countries to more ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Norway was one of the first countries to ratify the agreement. The Paris Agreement gives reason to hope that countries around the world can work together to prevent dangerous climate change.

The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that deals with the reduction, adaptation and financing of greenhouse gas emissions from 2020. The agreement aims to address the threat of global climate change by keeping global temperatures well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels this century and to continue efforts to further limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius. [1] Dalia Grybauskaita stressed that a global agreement committing all countries to combat climate change is useful for Lithuania, as it increases energy security, reduces dependence on fossil fuel imports, encourages companies and industries to invest in renewable energy, energy efficiency and innovative green technologies. On June 1, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the agreement. [24] Under Article 28, the effective withdrawal date of the United States is the fastest possible date, given that the agreement entered into force in the United States on November 4, 2016.

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