On 24th March Ambassador of Andorra to the United Nations, Elisenda Vives, officially submitted documents on the ratification of Paris Agreement to the UN headquarters in New York.
The agreement replaced the Kyoto Protocol, and was adopted in December 2015 at the UN conference, when 195 countries-participants of the forum agreed not to allow an increase in the average temperature on the planet by 2100 by more than 2 degrees Celsius. “Even if the emissions are only 0.00112%, Andorra suffers from the adverse effects of climate change: a 0.20 ° C rise in temperature and a decrease in precipitation up to 45 mm during 10 years,” – reports Andorran Government.
Currently, the document has been ratified by more than 70 countries, including the United States, Canada, the European Union countries, Brazil, Mexico, India and China.
The Principality of Andorra has been a state part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 2d March 2011.