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Developed countries urged to honor Paris accord

/ 05:00 AM December 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Developed countries should honor their obligations to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and pave the way for low-carbon technology under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

House Deputy Speaker and Antique Rep. Loren Legarda made the call on the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the landmark deal on Saturday.

Formally adopted on Dec. 12, 2015, at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Paris Agreement compels developed nations that contributed the most to global warming and climate change to take deep and significant cuts to their greenhouse gas emissions.


The treaty, which was ratified by 189 countries, seeks to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The Paris Agreement took effect in the Philippines on April 22, 2017, Earth Day.

—Julie M. Aurelio

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