When it comes to reading documents, I have to admit that I’m very lazy. Give it to me in bullets and I’d be happy to read it. So lately, I’ve been reading up on the Paris Agreement and how important it is for countries to ratify it. Upon my research, I came across the summary of the agreement on the UNFCCC page and decided to make a graphic art out of it to spark more interest and conversations.
May this graphic art open the door to those who want to understand and execute better actions toward climate justice.
Here’s the link to the Summary of the Paris Agreement: http://bigpicture.unfccc.int/#content-the-paris-agreemen
Here’s the link to the Complete Paris Agreement Document (all language version):
The Paris Agreement, adopted through Decision 1/CP.21, addresses crucial areas necessary to combat climate change. Some of the key aspects of the Agreement are set out below:
- Long-term temperature goal
- Global peaking
- Sinks and reservoirs
- Voluntary cooperation/Market- and non-market-based approaches
- Loss and damage
- Finance, technology and capacity-building support
- Climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information
- Global Stocktake
Illustration by Nityalila Saulo
Additionally, the good news is in! The Philippines is a go with the Paris Agreement.
“We are happy and hopeful that the Senate has voted unanimously for the ratification of the Paris Agreement. This is now a challenge for the Philippines to build its economy through sustainable ways and ensure our resiliency in the face of climate change. The Philippines now has a chance to show the world that although our carbon emissions may seem insignificant, we, along with other vulnerable and developing countries, are ready to lead the way to curb climate change.
We expect the government to ensure the country’s transition from dirty energy such as coal to clean and renewable energy. As a vulnerable country facing numerous climate change impacts, we also expect the government that climate change adaptation will be one of its priorities.
We will support the government in its efforts in climate action.” – Dakila
More reads on the Philippines ratifying the Paris Agreement:
Senate votes to ratify Paris climate pact