Compliance with the terms of the Paris agreement and the energy restrictions it has imposed on the United States could cost America up to 2.7 million jobs by 2025, according to the National Economic Research Associates. That includes 440,000 fewer jobs in manufacturing – not what we need – believe me, that`s not what we need, including auto employment and the continued decimating of vital American industries, on which countless communities depend. They count for so many things, and we would give them so little. As explained in this C2ES edition letter, the participation of the United States in the Paris Agreement can only be decided by the President, without, among other things, seeking the Council and the approval of the Senate, because of the establishment of an existing treaty, the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. If Biden is president, he would have enough authority to join it as an «executive convention.» On October 5, 2016, when the agreement reached enough signatures to cross the threshold, U.S. President Barack Obama said, «Even if we achieve all the goals… we will only get to part of where we need to go. He also said that «this agreement will help delay or avoid some of the worst consequences of climate change.» It will help other nations reduce their emissions over time and set bolder goals as technology progresses, all under a strong transparency system that will allow each nation to assess the progress of all other nations.   The same nations that ask us to maintain the agreement are countries that have cost America billions of dollars because of hard trade practices and, in many cases, lax contributions to our critical military alliance. You see what`s going on. It`s pretty obvious to those who want to keep an open mind. The Paris Agreement, marked by the historic agreement once adopted, owes its success not only to the return of a framework favourable to climate change and sustainable development, but also to efforts to review the management of international climate negotiations. The Paris Agreement is supported by new initiatives that will all be adapted to the difficulties identified at the previous COP. This innovative approach is based on four elements: the adoption of a universal agreement.
Define each state`s national contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Although the text of the agreement does not mention the content of these contributions, it obliges signatory states to establish a contribution plan, implement it and raise amounts every five years.