The Paris Climate Deal: A Global Turning Point
Posted by: GCE Team
Late last year, history was made as a historic international agreement was reached in Paris in regards to tackling climate change. In case you missed it, or didn’t quite understand it, we’ve written this blog post all about the 2015 Climate Change Conference and what it means for our planet’s future.
What Is It?
The ‘Paris Agreement’ was negotiated during the 21st annual Conference of the Parties. 196 parties, which represented countries from all over the globe, collectively agreed to take steps to combat the serious issue of climate change. The overarching goal of the agreement is to reduce the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius after 2050. In just a few decades, the fossil fuel-centric society we live in should change dramatically to make way for cleaner and more sustainable energy solutions.
Important people from every nation were involved in the conference, including US President Barack Obama and our foreign minister Julie Bishop.
Is It Confirmed?
Not quite. For the Paris Agreement to become legally binding, at least 55 countries need to officially join it (i.e. sign the document and implement the terms into their legislation). Also, the countries who adopt the agreement legally will need to comprise no less than 55% of the world’s total emissions. It is expected the magic number of 55 will be easily reached in both instances.
What Does This Mean For Solar?
With a growing emphasis on replacing non-renewable energy sources, solar power will continue to increase in demand and popularity. This is good news for companies like ours – as well as home and business owners who have gotten in early by investing in solar already.
If the Paris Agreement has inspired you to start contributing to our world’s cleaner, greener future, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and arrange a free quote for your own solar panels. Alternatively, you can arrange your quote right here on our website by clicking here.