Climate scientist and founder of Germany`s New Climate Institute, Niklas Huhne, said Turkey was „reseming“ the list of countries that do not yet need to ratify the agreement. The Eiffel Tower in Paris, illuminated in green to celebrate the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, the most ambitious agreement in history, on November 4, 2016 (Photo: Jean-Baptiste Gurliat/ City hall of Paris) But even if the United States decided to reinstate the agreement, it would have consequences for a few months. The Paris Agreement, drawn up for two weeks in Paris at the 21st United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP21) on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and adopted on 12 December 2015 marked a historic turning point in the fight against global climate change, as world leaders representing 195 nations agreed on an agreement containing commitments from all countries to combat climate change and adapt to its impact. Since then, Turkey has argued that it is a developing country and that it has gained special circumstances that allow it to opt out of funding. But it still cannot access climate money, a condition that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said must change if Turkey wants to ratify the deal. „A safer, safer, more prosperous and freer world.“ In December 2015, President Barack Obama envisioned leaving today`s children when he announced that the United States, along with nearly 200 other countries, had committed to the Paris Climate Agreement, an ambitious global action plan to combat climate change. How each country is on track to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement can be constantly monitored online (via the Climate Action Tracker  and the climate clock). There is a lot of misinformation about the Paris agreement, including the idea that it will hurt the U.S. economy. It was a series of unsubstantiated assertions that Trump repeated in his rose garden speech in 2017, arguing that the deal would cost the U.S. economy $3 trillion in jobs by 2040 and $2.7 million by 2025, making us less competitive with China and India.
But, as the auditors pointed out, these statistics come from a March 2017 unmasked study that exaggerated the future cost of reducing emissions, underestimated advances in energy efficiency and clean energy technologies, and was completely unaware of the enormous health and economic costs of climate change itself. There are several opportunities to integrate flexibility mechanisms into the broader transparency framework. The extent, degree of detail or frequency of reporting can all be adapted and modulated according to a country`s capacity. The requirement to carry out technical checks in the country could be lifted for some less developed or small island developing states. Capacity assessment opportunities include financial and human resources in a country needed for NDC verification.  Although the United States and Turkey are not parties to the agreement, as countries have not indicated their intention to withdraw from the 1992 UNFCCC, they will continue, as Schedule 1 countries, to prepare national communications and an annual inventory of greenhouse gases.  In order to „significantly reduce the risks and effects of climate change,“ the agreement calls for the average increase in global temperature over this century to be well below 2 degrees Celsius, while continuing efforts to limit the increase in temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius.