Has Anyone Even Read the Paris Agreement? –I Have —And 18 New Entities Created , Voluntary, Unenforceable !
Please Don’t Laugh!
If you did not read it let me inform you there are some 18 new entities that the Agreement Creates:
Conference of the Parties, Secretariat , Ad Hoc Working Group , Subsidiary Body for Implementation , Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice , Adaptation Committee, Least Developed Country Expert Group, Standing Committee on Finance, Green Climate Fund , Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss Damage, Executive Committee for Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss damage, Global Environmental Facility , Special Climate Change Fund, Technical Executive Committee, Climate Technology Centre, Climate Technology Network, Paris Committee on Capacity Building, Capacity Building for Transparency .
Can ‘t you see the members of all these entities travelling on fossil fuel guzzling airplanes all over the globe preaching to eliminate fossil fuels?
Oh, and it is all voluntary :
’38. Recommends that the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement adopt rules, modalities and procedures for the mechanism established by Article 6, paragraph 4, of the Agreement on the basis of:
(a) Voluntary participation authorized by each Party involved;’
‘140. Urges Parties to make voluntary contributions for the timely implementation of this decision.’
Oh, and the whole thing is so strong that any member can exit after three years:
At any time after three years from the date on which this Agreement has entered into force for a Party, that Party may withdraw from this Agreement by giving written notification to the Depositary.
Any such withdrawal shall take effect upon expiry of one year from the date of receipt by the Depositary of the notification of withdrawal, or on such later date as may be specified in the notification of withdrawal.
Any Party that withdraws from the Convention shall be considered as also having withdrawn from this Agreement.’
Oh, there is no enforcement mechanism !
Ha! Ha! Ha! —–I can hardly stand up I am laughing so much .
And the Congress of the world’s largest economy has never seen it!
When can we do another one of these? — It’s so funny!