Paris Climate Agreement
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He said that the United States accounts for less than 15 per cent of carbon emissions while the rest of the world accounts for 85 per cent.
Javadekar made the remarks during a speech after a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the French Embassy.
The Paris accord committed the US and 187 other countries to keeping rising global temperatures below 2C above pre-industrial levels.
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Union Minister of Environment Prakash Javadekar said that climate change is not an overnight phenomenon and it has taken shape in the last 100 years.
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The Paris Climate Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
On November 4, the US formally withdrew from the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change, a decision originally announced three years ago.
The historic accord seeks to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius, the value that climate scientists have determined will have disastrous consequences if exceeded.
In 2017, Trump pulled the US out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, saying the international deal to keep global temperatures rises below 2 degree Celsius was disadvantageous to US workers.
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