Success And Failure Of Paris Agreement

Some other countries have not officially approved the deal: Angola, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Libya, South Sudan, Turkey and Yemen. Finally, after two more days of tense negotiations, a consensus emerged. None of the big countries wanted to be seen as a breach of such a close agreement. Everyone agrees that he wanted a deal and everyone agreed. The EU agreed that the envisaged emission reductions, agreed at national level, are legally binding; the United States accepted the language “loss and damage”; China and India agreed that a search for warming to 1.5°C could be included. But it soon turned out that things weren`t going as planned. When countries discussed the draft agreement, ministers began to voice their concerns. On Wednesday afternoon, leading delegations followed one another in Fabius` personal office: Edna Molewa from South Africa, Xie Zhenhua from China, John Kerry from the United States, Julie Bishop from Australia. In recent years, it has taken mass mobilizations to push heads of state and government around the world to enter the Paris Agreement, and it will now take more protests to get them to actually fulfill the conditions of the agreement and then dwell on issues ignored by the agreement. Organizations such as 350.org, Friends of the Earth, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, and Greenpeace are helping to lead these mass mobilizations. . . .