November 4 last year, the US government formally notified the United Nations to withdraw from the “Paris Agreement” to address global climate change. According to the “Paris Agreement”, the withdrawal process takes one year.
This means that on November 4 this year, that is today, the United States formally withdrew from the “Paris Agreement” and became the only party to withdraw from the “Paris Agreement” so far.
The “Paris Agreement” was reached at the Paris Climate Change Conference in December 2015 and is the second legally binding climate agreement following the “Kyoto Protocol” under the “United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.”
The “Paris Agreement” pointed out that all parties will strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, keep the global average temperature within 2°C from the pre-industrial level, and work hard to control the temperature rise within 1.5°C.
According to the agreement, all parties will participate in the global response to climate change in the form of “independent contributions.”
Developed countries will continue to take the lead in reducing emissions and strengthen funding, technology and capacity building support for developing countries to help the latter to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
After the agreement enters into force, the content stipulated in the text of the treaty will be legally binding on all parties to the contract, unless the parties decide to withdraw.