In anticipation of good news, let's remember here 5 facts about the agreement:
1/ Signed in 2015, the paris agreement aims to keep global warming below 2°C in the long term, preferably below 1.5°C.
2/ with the weight of international law, the 197 signatory countries will have to fulfill obligations, such as monitoring and reporting polluting emissions.
3/ each country has its own target to reduce polluting emissions, but its achievement is not mandatory. This requirement is imposed by the USA and other countries.
4/ there will be financing that establishes the floor of US$ 100 billion per year that must be transferred from rich to poorer countries until 2025, to fund actions to combat pollution.
5/ Most Americans think that the US should participate in the agreement.
http:// climatecommunication.yale.e du/publications/ paris_agreement_by_state/