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CLIMATE CHANGE – THE NEW GLOBAL AGREEMENT


Smartearth is a leading climate change consultancy helping countries and companies large and small address the requirements of multi-lateral organizations, investors, global corporations, customers and shareholders to find and deliver sustainable solutions and address the climate change issues that confront them.

SmartEarth's dedicated teams of professionals are local experts highly trained and dedicated to bring our customers solutions that will build capacity, access much needed investment and finance to bring the results needed on time.

Smartearth works with local partners and is always interested in forging new relationships that will strengthen and expand our reach to bring assistance to new customers.



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Our values are honesty, integrity and doing the best job possible for our customers and our people. We value our people highly and want them to give great leadership and live by example.





CONTEXT – CLIMATE CHANGE – THE NEW GLOBAL AGREEMENT


Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), Governments agreed a new global climate agreement in December 2015, to come into effect by 2020. Access to finance, technology, and capacity building for developing countries was essential to the delivery of a successful outcome. Governments have committed to mobilising up to $200 billion per annum for developing countries from a variety of sources by 2020 to fight climate change and its effects.

Key elements of the new inter-governmental global agreement made in Paris in December 2015 include:


  • Holding global average temperatures to less than 2C above pre-industrial levels and to “pursue efforts” to limit temperature increases to 1.5C.
  • A non-binding decision for countries to review their national targets in 2020 and then every five years with a view to increasing their greenhouse gas cuts, and to hold regular global stocktakes of progress towards the collective temperature goal.
  • A recognition that the $100bn a year in climate finance promised by 2020 should be a floor for ongoing assistance, and that the provision of finance should be regularly reviewed along with the national greenhouse gas reduction targets, with a new financing goal to be agreed by 2025.

A recognition that many countries will suffer losses and damage from the effects of climate change, but which specifically excludes any liability or compensation claims as a result of the agreement.