President Trump initially announced that he would withdraw from the pioneering agreement in 2017 and formally informed the United Nations last year. A mandatory one-year waiting period ends Wednesday, a coincidence that nevertheless underscores the Trump administration`s commitment to derailing efforts to combat climate change. The Paris Agreement has been essential for many corporate promises, including Amazon and Cargill. The historically right-wing group of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce opposes the president`s decision to withdraw from the agreement. The United States will formally leave the Paris agreement on Wednesday, regardless of the winner. Of the nearly 200 nations that signed the agreement, the United States is the only one to deviate from its promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Paris Agreement requires Georgia and 194 other countries to keep global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to limit themselves even more to 1.5 degrees Celsius. But U.S. participation in the Paris agreement is not yet over. The U.S.
could opt for a comeback, and Democratic candidate Joe Biden has promised to reinstate the deal “on the first day” if he wins the election. If it does, the United States could officially resume its role under the Paris agreement in mid-February. As part of the Paris Agreement, the Georgian NDC has set an unconditional target of 15% under the 2030 enterprise construction scenario and a conditional reduction of 25% from CONSTRUCTION by 2030. Georgia is currently working on its NDC review. Preparation for the fourth national communication is underway, while the document is expected to be presented before the end of the year. Many U.S. cities, states and companies have also vowed to drastically reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the coming years. Twelve states and at least 165 U.S. cities plan to buy 100% of their electricity from renewable sources, according to climate monitoring group America`s Pledge. Hurricanes, forest fires, heat waves and epidemics are a glimpse into our warmer future. A drastic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions would help. As a result of the activities of the first national communication, the most vulnerable systems to climate change in Georgia have been identified.
It has been found that the most vulnerable system is the Black Sea coast, which is of strategic importance for the recovery of the country`s economy and the development of foreign trade. The second major vulnerable system in Georgia is agriculture, where special attention is given to wheat in Eastern Georgia. Despite an adequate supply of water, the efficiency of water use will also need to be sufficiently careful. It leaves a huge funding gap for countries that are struggling with sea level rise and heat waves and have no money to avoid people or to modernize power plants that burn fossil fuels. New Perimeter supports the government of the Georgian Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources to support the country`s participation in international climate change negotiations, including the Conference of the Parties (COP) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). New Perimeter provides Georgia with both international legal advisors to better understand complex legal and contractual texts and staff to more effectively manage UN climate negotiations. “The United States has been an important commitment to this first funding. If they never delivered, it was certainly an influence for us,” said Carlos Fuller, chief climate negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States, which represents 44 island and coastal countries in international climate talks. Now, Fuller says, the project is frozen until there are contributions from other nations.