Paris Agreement

This legally binding climate change agreement was adopted in Paris, France, in December 2015. It sets out a global framework to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C and trying to limit it to 1.5°C. It also aims to strengthen countries’ ability to deal with the impacts of climate change and support them in their efforts.

Ireland signed up to the Paris Agreement in 2016.

You can find out more about the Paris Agreement at www.unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/the-paris-agreement

 

Related Terms

Adaptation

Biodiversity

Carbon budgets

Cap and trade system

Carbon credits

Carbon neutral

Carbon tax

Circular economy

Climate

Climate change

Climate Action Delivery Board

Climate Action Fund

Climate Action Plan

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill

Climate Change Advisory Council

Climate neutral economy

Climate resilience

Decarbonisation

Effort Sharing Regulation

Effort Sharing Legislation

Effort Sharing Decision

Electricity interconnector

Emissions projections

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EU Emissions Trading System (ETS)

European Green Deal (2019)

Green economy

Greenhouse Gas Emissions / GHGs

Global warming potential (GWP)

LULUCF / Land use, land-use change and forestry

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

National Energy and Climate Plan

Net zero emissions

NZEB ‘Nearly Zero Energy Buildings’

Paris Agreement

Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS)

Renewable energy

Sectoral Adaptation Plans

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

Treaty

UNFCCC COP

UNFCCC