195 Countries Agree to "Paris Agreement"

Bogor, December 14, 2015

A total of 195 countries to Conference of Parties (COP) to the 21 approved "Paris Agreement" for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions imposed post 2020.

President of COP 21, Laurent Fabius announced the "Paris Agreement" in the auditorium of La Seine, arena Climate Summit in Le Bourget, Paris, France on Saturday (12/12) night in Paris.

The main points of the agreement are to keep the Earth's temperature threshold below two degrees Celsius and trying to reduce to one-half degree Celsius above the temperature of the earth in pre-industrial times.

Before knocking a hammer as a sign of endorsement Paris agreement, Laurent gave time to the representatives of the participating countries summit to give a response or objection. After seeing all participants and there was no response, Laurent knocked the hammer assembly.

"I look at everything positive, no one objected. Because of the Paris agreement acceptable", said Laurent following applause and shouts of support from the conference participants.

Lauret said that "Paris Agreement" makes the whole delegation could come home with pride. "The work done together will be stronger than the act itself, because our responsibility is very great," said the French Foreign Minister.

French President Francois Hollande expressed his appreciation to all delegations participating countries Iklim Summit that has been negotiating for 12 days.

"We have already done, reaching an ambitious agreement, an agreement which is binding, global agreement. You can be proud of our children", he said.

There are five main points was the conclusion of the Paris Agreement. First, mitigation by reducing emissions quickly to reach the Earth's temperature rise threshold agreed at below 2 degrees Celsius and pursued pressed up to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Second, carbon accounting systems and emissions reductions in a transparent (transparency). The third is adaptation to strengthen the ability of countries to cope with climate change impacts.

The fourth is the loss and damage to strengthen recovery efforts due to climate change. The fifth is an aid, including funds (finance) for countries to build a green and sustainable economy.


Source: antaranews.com (131215)