Posted January 05, 2020 10:10:21A lot of companies and groups are saying that they don’t have enough money to meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement, and that’s a real concern.
For the first time, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has published a list of the countries that are in breach of the Paris agreement, and what they can do to ensure they are meeting their obligations.
In a blog post, UNEP senior director for climate and energy Anthony Goad explains that the U.N. climate agency is currently in talks with the governments of the U,T., France, Germany, the UK, Canada, and the Netherlands.
UNEP has a goal of having all of the nations in the Paris Accord meet their pledges to curb emissions by 2030.
The group will then release a report detailing what progress has been made and what steps the countries are taking to meet that goal.
“We have reached a point in which many of the parties have been unable to make the commitment to the United States, Canada and Germany,” Goad writes.
“It is time for them to take action and to put a stop to the destruction of the planet they are protecting.”
If a company is not in compliance with its commitment under the agreement, the UNEP says it can be terminated, which can mean the end of a program, or the cancellation of a plan.
A company can request a review of its plans with the U.,T., French, and German governments, and also the U and UK governments.
“If the parties cannot agree on a solution, we will cancel the program,” Goot writes.
The UNEP also says that countries should make sure their climate protection policies are in compliance.
The agency recommends that countries “take concrete action to strengthen the climate protection systems they are using, improve their capacity to respond to climate emergencies, and establish a system of coordinated climate action” to help countries comply with the Paris commitments.