Adjustment issues received more attention during the formation of the Paris Agreement. Collective long-term adaptation objectives are included in the agreement and countries must report on their adaptation measures, making adaptation a parallel element of the mitigation agreement. [46] Adaptation objectives focus on improving adaptive capacity, increasing resilience and limiting vulnerability. [47] In addition, countries aim to “reach a `global peak in greenhouse gas emissions` as soon as possible. The deal has been described as an incentive and engine for the sale of fossil fuels. [13] [14] The Paris Agreement is a historic environmental agreement adopted by almost all countries in 2015 to combat climate change and its negative impacts. The agreement aims to significantly reduce global greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit the increase in global temperature this century to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, while looking for ways to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees. The agreement contains commitments from all major emitting countries to reduce their pollution from climate change and to strengthen these commitments over time. The Compact provides a means for developed countries to assist developing countries in their mitigation and adaptation efforts, and provides a framework for transparent monitoring, reporting and strengthening of countries` individual and collective climate goals. We owe no excuse to other nations for our environmental responsibility.

Even before the signing of the Paris Agreement, America had reduced its carbon footprint to the levels of the early 1990s. In fact, between 2000 and 2014, the United States reduced its carbon emissions by more than 18%. And this has not been achieved through the government`s mandate, but through the innovation and technology of the U.S. private sector. Adoption of the Kyoto Protocol. It is the world`s first agreement to reduce heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions and will enter into force in 2005. I will ensure that America remains a world leader on environmental issues, but within an equitable framework where burdens and responsibilities are equitably distributed among the many nations of the world. The agreement recognises the role of non-party stakeholders in the fight against climate change, including cities, other sub-national authorities, civil society, the private sector and others. My job as president is to do everything in my power to provide America with a level playing field and create the economic, regulatory, and fiscal structures that make America the most prosperous and productive country on the planet, with the highest standard of living and the highest level of environmental protection. .