The 2015 Paris Agreement is the Framework agreement that extends the Kyoto Protocol and remarks a more ambitious emission reduction goal. The main differentiated element on this agreement with previous ones, is the legal binding of the signatory countries to the document, becoming a binding agreement for all UN countries. This document includes, among other points, keeping the increase in the global average temperature below 2ºC from pre-industrial levels, and implementing active national policies to achieve this objective and striving to limit this increase to a maximum of 1.5ºC.
Also in 2015, the United Nations renewed the Millennium Goals set out in 2000, boosting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 17 goals and 169 targets that includes new areas such as climate change, innovation or sustainable consumption. After a negotiation process, the 193 world leaders approved the Agenda “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” at a summit in New York
2030 and 2050: SUSTAINABLE HORIZONS
European Union’s Agenda 2050: Action Plan
For the European Green Pact implementation, the European Commission studied the necessary measures in all sectors, including energy efficiency and renewable energies increase, and initiated a process for a legislative proposals presentation that will last until June 2021 at the latest
This package of measures will enable the EU to move towards an emission-neutral economy and meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement by increasing each country’s contribution to the climate commitment.
The European Green Pact sets out an action plan to:
- boost resource efficiency by moving to a clean and circular economy.
- restore biodiversity and reduce pollution.
The Covenant outlines the necessary investments and financing tools available, explaining how to ensure a just and inclusive transition. With the adoption of the European Climate Act in October 2020 this political commitment has become a legal obligation for all countries in the EU, which aims to be climate neutral by 2050.
At Ecconetwork, we take a step forward and commit to comply with the Paris Agreement objectives, we are being pioneers in grouping under the same philosophy all freight forwarders worldwide to share our commitment to sustainability in the freight-forwarding sector.