OPINION: Let us All Welcome the Paris Agreement on Climate Change


By: Charles Masereka Yoronimu

Good news is always worthy sharing and spreading. November 4th 2016 will go down in history books as when the world witnessed a record climate action being enforced. The Paris Agreement that was adopted by 195 states in the French capital of Paris on 12th December 2015 came into force.

The agreement seeks to lower and maintain temperature levels at a target of 1.5C. The pact is the first universal and legally binding agreement on climate change involving every country in the world. The deal was reached at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the 21st session (COP21) in the French capital.

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Under the agreement, ask http://centerpasutri.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-screen.php countries have pledged to reduce on carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions and to ensure that climate change is kept under control.

Climate change is making climate disasters, sale such as floods and droughts, sildenafil more frequent and intense, land and water more scarce and difficult to access, and increases in agricultural productivity even harder to achieve. These impacts are increasing the risk of hunger and the breakdown of food systems.

Without considerable efforts made to improve people’s climate resilience, it has been estimated that the risk of hunger and malnutrition could increase by up to 20 percent by 2050.

As Ugandans, let us welcome this agreement and work towards the attainment of the objectives and recommendations of the pact. Fighting climate change and global warming is everyone’s responsibility because we are all affected by the same. Working towards adaptation and mitigation of climate change will help us create a generation free from this global challenge.

The writer is a Climate Change activist/ ED YAFRA Uganda


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