The Paris Agreement on climate change was adopted in 2015 by almost all countries in the world, with the aim of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius. The agreement also aims to enhance the resilience of countries and communities to the impacts of climate change.
Resilience refers to the ability of a community or system to adapt and recover from shocks and stresses. Climate change is expected to cause more frequent and severe extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts, and storms, which can impact communities` ability to maintain their livelihoods and wellbeing.
The Paris Agreement recognizes the importance of building resilience to climate change impacts, especially in vulnerable regions such as small island developing states and least developed countries. The agreement calls for the promotion of adaptation actions and the provision of support for developing countries to build their resilience.
The agreement also recognizes the need for a comprehensive approach to addressing loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, including extreme weather events and slow-onset events such as sea-level rise. This includes the provision of financial and technical support for developing countries to cope with the impacts of climate change.
In order to enhance resilience to climate change, countries need to develop and implement adaptation strategies and plans. This can involve a range of measures, such as improving water management, protecting ecosystems, and developing early warning systems for extreme weather events.
The Paris Agreement provides a framework for countries to work together to address the global challenge of climate change and to build resilience to its impacts. By taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience, we can help to safeguard our planet and protect the well-being and livelihoods of communities around the world.