The EU has been at the forefront of international efforts to combat climate change. It played an important role in mediating the Paris Agreement and continues to play a leading role at the global level. National communication reports often cover several hundred pages and cover a country`s actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as a description of its weaknesses and effects of climate change.  National communications are established in accordance with guidelines adopted by the UNFCCC Conference of Parties. Contributions (planned) at the national level (NDC), which form the basis of the Paris Agreement, are shorter and less detailed, but also follow a standard structure and are subject to technical review by experts. The Paris Agreement marks the beginning of a shift towards a low-carbon world – much remains to be done. Implementation of the agreement is essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, as it contains a roadmap to combat climate change to reduce emissions and build resilience to climate change. The United Nations has released a new emissions report that indicates that even if all current climate plans are implemented, temperatures are expected to rise by 3.2 degrees Celsius, which will have even greater and destructive climate effects. Collective ambitions must more than quintuple from current levels to achieve the reductions needed for the 1.5oC target over the next ten years. Now more than ever, it is time for world leaders to act on the climate crisis.
At COP25, WWF will work with U.S. leaders to address the climate crisis to show that the United States will play its part. WWF will host them at the United States Climate Action Center and provide an important venue to showcase their leadership, innovation and cooperation. How humiliated is America? How much do they make fun of us as a country? We want fair treatment of citizens and we want fair treatment of our taxpayers. We do not want other leaders and other countries to make fun of us. And they won`t be. You won`t be. As part of its commitment to implement a coherent international policy, France has developed effective tools to integrate its climate ambitions into its development strategy. France was one of the countries that voluntarily agreed to present their SDG implementation strategy in 2016, less than a year after the adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda; it reaffirmed its vision of a climate policy integrated into the national sustainable development strategy.
Recognizing that many developing countries and small island developing states that have contributed the least to climate change are most likely to suffer the consequences, the Paris Agreement contains a plan for developed countries – and others that are able to do so – to continue to provide financial resources to help developing countries reduce and increase their capacity to withstand climate change. The agreement builds on the financial commitments of the 2009 Copenhagen Accord, which aimed to increase public and private climate finance to developing countries to $100 billion per year by 2020. (To put it in perspective, in 2017 alone, global military spending amounted to about $1.7 trillion, more than a third of which came from the United States. The Copenhagen Pact also created the Green Climate Fund to mobilize transformation funding with targeted public dollars.