2.2 International Context

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2.2 International Context

The Paris Agreement 2015 is a protocol set within the context of the UNFCCC (ratified by Ireland on 4th November 2016) and it is aimed at:

  • Limiting global warming to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C;
  • Increasing the ability to combat the impact of climate change and foster climate resilience.

This agreement states the need for parties to formulate and implement National Adaption Plans.

The Global Covenant of Mayors (COM) for Climate and Energy is a voluntary, bottom up approach for cities and local governments to combat Climate Change and move towards a low emission, resilient society.  The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy brought the Compact of Mayors and the EU Covenant of Mayors under one international body in January 2017 incorporating over 9,000 cities and local governments. Kilkenny County Council is a party to the Covenant of Mayors.

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