Radio about Global warming
December 26 Turning Point Towards Low Carbon and Sustainable Future, Paris COP21 Conference
The urgency and severity of the issue of global warming have gained consensus from countries around the world. In December 2015 the Paris Agreement that had received much attention around the globe was formally passed by the UNFCCC under the consensus of 195 countries. The target is to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It is hoped to be able to effectively ameliorate the issue of global climate change and will lead the public towards a prosperous future of low carbon sustainability.
Different from the Kyoto Protocol, which resorts to the way of "common but differentiated responsibilities" to assign most of the carbon reduction to developed countries mostly, the Paris Agreement is that everyone is responsible and each country has to come up with her own Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) and it stipulates that the NIDC has to be reviewed every five years.
However at present the Agreement is still a framework agreement. How it can be implemented concretely in the future still has to be determined by how governments around the world, businesses, investors, and civilians work together. Taiwan is not a member nation of the United Nations. But as a world citizen like others, our country not only actively abides by the pacts or agreements passed by the UN, but also dedicates herself to reduction and adjustment works in the hope of contributing her part in the climate change mitigation efforts together with others.