While these are not the long-term sustained temperatures the agreement addresses, average temperatures in the first half of 2016 were about 1.3°C (2.3°F) above the 1880 average when global records began.  Both the EU and its Member States are individually responsible for ratifying the Paris Agreement. Only the processes that govern the preparation of reports and the consideration of these objectives are prescribed by international law. This structure is particularly noteworthy for the United States – since there are no legal mitigation or funding objectives, the agreement is considered an “executive agreement rather than a treaty.” Since the 1992 UNFCCC treaty has received Senate approval, this new agreement does not need further congressional legislation for it to enter into force.  At the UN Climate Summit in Marrakech, Nick Hurd, Minister for Industry and Climate Affairs, said: “The UK ratifies the historic Paris Agreement so that we can help accelerate global action on climate change and deliver on our commitments to create a safer and more prosperous future for all of us. The Paris Agreement is the world`s first comprehensive climate agreement.  Concrete results of the increased focus on adaptation financing in Paris include the announcement by G7 countries to allocate $420 million to climate risk insurance and the launch of a Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative.  In 2016, the Obama administration awarded a $500 million grant to the Green Climate Fund as “the first part of a $3 billion commitment made at the Paris climate negotiations.”    So far, the Green Climate Fund has received more than $10 billion in pledges. Remarkably, the commitments come from industrialized countries such as France, the United States and Japan, but also from developing countries such as Mexico, Indonesia and Vietnam.  The extent to which each country is on track to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement can be continuously tracked online (via the Climate Action Tracker and the Climate Clock). In addition, countries aim to “reach a global peak in greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible.” The deal has been described as an incentive and engine for the sale of fossil fuels.   The negotiators of the agreement stated that the NDCs presented at the time of the Paris Conference were inadequate and noted “with concern that the overall greenhouse gas emissions estimated in 2025 and 2030 resulting from the Planned Nationally Determined Contributions do not fall under the most cost-effective 2°C scenarios, but lead to a projected level of 55 gigatons in 2030.” and further acknowledging “that much greater efforts to reduce emissions will be needed to keep the global average temperature rise below 2°C by reducing emissions to 40 gigatons, or 1.5°C.”  [Clarification needed] Britain is the 111th country to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change by reducing carbon emissions. .
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