8 May 2018 XLI
Khamsin Molossia News

The Republic of Molossia is dedicated to protecting our environment - after all, we have but one world upon which to live and we should care for it. To that end, and somewhat belatedly, it has been decided that our nation will adopt and abide by the provisions of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The Paris Agreement was adopted by 195 nations in late 2015 XXXIX with a goal of dealing with greenhouse gas emissions. The Agreement aims to respond to the global climate change threat by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. In the Paris Agreement, each country determines, plans and regularly reports its own contribution it should make in order to mitigate global warming. As a sovereign, though unrecognized nation, Molossia will therefore set its own goals to reduce carbon emissions. In the forefront of this is our planned solar power initiative, set to launch this summer. Further, our nation will reduce the use of fossil fuels, already at a minimum due to our relative lack of roads, and place greater emphasis on recycling and reusing. At this time Molossia's carbon footprint is 6.8 metric tons per capita, roughly on par with Denmark but well below that of the neighboring United States. Nevertheless there is always room for improvement and our planned initiatives are a step in the right direction, one that will help protect and preserve our planet for future generations.

The signed Paris Climate Agreement can be seen here.

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