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Paris Agreement

Paris Agreement to Framework Convention of the United Nations on Climate Change adopted in Paris in 12 December 2015

Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It was adopted by 196 Parties at COP 21 in Paris, on 12 December 2015 and entered into force on 4 November 2016.

On the basis of the Paris Agreement, the signatories agreed that it is crucial to limit global warming to maximum 2°C (preferably 1,5°C) in 2050 compared to pre- industrial levels. The treaty also calls for climate neutrality by 2050, i.e. a situation in which the amount of CO2 emitted is less than or equal to the amount absorbed.

The Paris Agreement is basic agreement which is recalled by the European Parliament and the Commission at adoption of the EU legal acts on sustainable issues.

The Paris Agreement became famous thanks to Donald Trump, who served notice to withdraw from the Paris Agreement in November 2020, while Joe Biden, in the first days of his presidency, immediately reinstated it.

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The Paris Agreement was ratified in Poland by way of Act of 6 October 2016.

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