The objective of the Paris Agreement is to hold the increase in the average temperature on the planet to well below 1.5˚C
The Paris Agreement, which 192 countries signed as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2015, constitutes the basis for current measures aimed at carbon emissions control. The Paris Agreement implements the objectives of the Kyoto Protocol of 1992. The main objective of the Paris Agreement is to limit the growth of average temperature on the planet below 1.5˚C. In order to achieve this target, all signatory countries should take measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, specifically CO2 emissions. The authors and signatories of these documents proceed from the assumption that these emissions are the main driver of global warming which is posing danger to the very existence of mankind.
More stringent international requirements are expected after the next UN Framework Conference scheduled to be held in Glasgow in late 2021.