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Parliament will tomorrow verify the Paris Agreement which, as explained, consolidates Montenegro’s path to joining the European Union and confirms the obligation of a joint fight against the negative impact of climate change with other signatory countries.
Montenegro became a member of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2006.
The main objective of the UNFCCC is to ensure the stabilization of greenhouse gases (GHG).
Within the framework of the 21st UNFCCC Conference, held in Paris on December 12, 2015, the Paris Agreement was adopted, which represents a legally binding document for signatories in order to transform the world economy based on fossil fuels and encourage investment in renewable energy.
“The agreement establishes a limitation of the temperature rise to a level below two degrees Celsius, compared to the pre-industrial level, ie in relation to 1990, with the obligation to invest efforts in order to limit that increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius,” it was said in the explanation.
The Paris Agreement was ratified by 147 UNFCCC member states out of 197 countries.
The agreement entered into force on November 4, 2016.
Montenegrin President Filip Vujanovic signed the Paris Agreement on April 22 last year at a ceremony organized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York.
According to this, as it was stated, Montenegro has pledged to reduce GHG emissions by at least 1,572 kilotons to a level of 3,667 kilotons or less.
This goal can be achieved by developing industrial technology, increasing the share of renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and modemising the energy sector.
Source: Radio Television Montenegro