“This is huge: Almost every country in the world just signed on to the#ParisAgreement on climate change—thanks to American leadership.”— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 12, 2015
“The Conference of the Parties, … recalling Articles 2, 3 and 4 of the Convention.”
Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The UNFCCC is the foundation upon which all UN climate agreements, including that reached in Paris, are based.
“The ultimate objective of this Convention … is to achieve, … stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.”
“The extent to which developing country Parties will effectively implement their commitments under the Convention will depend on the effective implementation by developed country Parties of their commitments under the Convention related to financial resources and transfer of technology and will take fully into account that economic and social development and poverty eradication are the first and overriding priorities of the developing country Parties.”
“Asked about the implications of the Lima deal, Chinese negotiator Su Wei repeated China’s mantra that the purpose of the Paris agreement is to ‘reinforce and enhance’ the 1992 convention, not rewrite it.”