The global climate change conference in Paris a few days ago adopted an international accord that will, for the first time, transform the world’s fossil fuel-driven economy and slow the pace of a global temperature change to below 2 degrees Celsius by 2050.
Laurent Fabius, a French foreign minister, concluded a fortnight of demanding negotiations in style. As a sign of agreement, the representatives applauded for several minutes, shouting in delight.
“As I can see in the room, the reaction here is positive, I perceive there is no objection. The Paris climate agreement has been adopted, “Mr. Fabius pronounced, adding: “It may be a small gavel, but it can do incredible things.”
The new agreement will commence in 2020.
“The treaty would lower global warming”, Mr. Fabio’s said, “ which endangers mankind with rising seas and persistent drought, floods and storms to well below 2 degrees Celsius, possibly 1.5.”
“This is huge,” US president live tweeted. “Almost every nation in the world just signed on to the #ParisAgreement on climate change.”
A foreign minister, Julie Bishop, gave an address on behalf of the Umbrella Group of Countries, a union of developed countries that are not in Europe.
“We have done our work here; now we can return home to implement this historic agreement. It’s a very crucial moment,” she said.
“No country would have envisioned this as the desired results. Though it does not take into account everything that we had a vision for, this consensus gives us a blueprint to follow in future and a decade to implement the actions that the world needs. “
In conclusion, Mr. Fabius advised the nation-states to sign the treaty saying: “If we were to fail today, how could we restore this hope? The trust would irreversibly be lost and past that, the very believability of multilateralism and the global group as an element ready to react to challenges. This is what is in question.”