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december 19th, 2020

Uk Response To Paris Agreement

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In June 2020, the UK government published its response to its consultation on the development of a future Emissions Trading System (ETS). It proposes a launch date until 2021, the first being set for 2030, but does not specify whether it will be linked to the EU ETS or whether it will be an autonomous system, and notes that both options are still under consideration by the government. The scheme covers energy-intensive industries, the energy production sector and aviation, including domestic routes, as well as Snacks in the European Economic Area (EEA). The proposed UK ETS will thus be broadly aligned with the current scope of the EU ETS, which also covers industry, the energy sector and air transport throughout the EEA. Sir Crispin Tickell, the UK`s former ambassador to the United Nations, said: ”Britain`s ratification of the historic Paris Agreement is an important moment, not least because our country has long been leading global efforts to deal with the effects of climate change.” The Paris Agreement is the first legally binding universal global agreement on climate change adopted at the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) in December 2015. Jill Duggan, Director of The Prince of Wales` Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), said: ”The UK government`s ratification of the agreement today sends an important signal to international allies, businesses and investors about the inevitable transition to a zero-carbon economy.” It will also enable the contracting parties to gradually strengthen their contributions to the fight against climate change in order to achieve the long-term objectives of the agreement. The UK is the 111th country to ratify the Paris climate agreement, which aims to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change by reducing CO2 emissions. The agreement recognizes the role of non-partisan stakeholders in the fight against climate change, including cities, other sub-national authorities, civil society, the private sector and others. Nick Hurd, Minister of Industry and Climate, said at the UN climate change summit in Marrakech: ”The UK is ratifying the historic Paris Agreement so that we can help accelerate global action against climate change and meet our commitments to create a safer and more prosperous future for all of us. Salaheddine Mezouar, Moroccan Foreign Minister and Chair of the COP22 summit, told the Guardian: ”This is great news that the UK has ratified and is coming at the right time.

This is a good response to all those who are skeptical of climate change. To contribute to the goals of the agreement, countries presented comprehensive national climate change plans (fixed national contributions, NDC). These are not yet sufficient to meet the agreed temperature targets, but the agreement points to the way forward for further measures. Today`s announcement marks a marked acceleration of the race to zero and corresponds to our own ambition at ScottishPower to dismantle more greenly and support the response to the climate emergency. The EU and its member states are among the nearly 190 parties to the Paris Agreement. The EU formally ratified the agreement on 5 October 2016, allowing it to enter into force on 4 November 2016. In order for the agreement to enter into force, at least 55 countries representing at least 55% of global emissions had to file their ratification instruments. This is a climate change agreement reached by nearly 200 countries in December 2015 and came into force on 4 November 2016. The agreement obliges the world`s heads of state and government to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, considered by scientists to be a safe threshold, and to pursue a stricter target of 1.5 degrees Celsius. The co2 emission limits presented by countries in the Paris framework are not legally binding, but the framework of the agreement, which provides for a mechanism for periodic scarcity of these commitments, is binding. The agreement also pursues a long-term target for zero net emissions, which would effectively eliminate f



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