Climate deal comes one step closer to effect at United Nations

  1. The Paris Agreement to fight global warming came one step closer to taking effect when dozens of countries deposited their ratification of the deal at the United Nations
  2. The deal needs ratification by at least 55 countries representing 55% of global carbon dioxide emissions to take effect
  3. Now the total ratifications are 60 & represent more than 47.5% CO2 emissions
  4. 14 countries, representing 12.58% of emissions, have committed to joining the agreement in 2016
  5. This would allow the threshold of 55% of global carbon dioxide emissions to be reached

With reference to the Agreement at the UNFCCC Meeting in Paris in 2015, which of the following statements is/are correct? [Prelims 2016]

1- The Agreement was signed by all the member countries of the UN and it will go into effect in 2017
2- The Agreement aims to limit the greenhouse gas emissions so that the rise in average global temperature by the end of this century does not exceed 2 °C or even 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels.
3- Developed countries acknowledged their historical responsibility in global warming and committed to donate $ 1000 billion a year from 2020 to help developing countries to cope with climate change.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Climate Change Negotiations – UNFCCC, COP, Other Conventions and Protocols
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