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GHG emissions by country table - Malawi contributes less than 1% to global greenhouse gas emissions

The attached table shows the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Assumption by Country.

Solely for the purposes of Article 21 of the Paris Agreement, information on the most up-to-date total and per cent of greenhouse gas emissions communicated by Parties to the Convention in their national communications, greenhouse gas inventory reports, biennial reports or biennial update reports, as of 12 December 2015.

According to the underlying data from 2000, Malawi contributed 24959 tons of CO2, which represented about 0.07 per cent to the global GHG emissions by that time.

Bringing the Paris Agreement into Force Next Steps and National Climate Plans

On 12 December 2015, countries under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the Paris Agreement.

The legal nature of this new, international agreement requires the following actions and steps to bring it into force. How the large number of national climate plans will be handled in relation to the agreement is also explained below.

Phoenix from the Ashes - An analysis of the Paris Agreement to the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change

On 12 December 2015, the Parties to the UNFCCC adopted the "Paris Agreement". With this step, the world community has agreed on a collective and cooperative path to fight human-induced climate change: After 25 years of UN climate diplomacy, the world's governments have for the first time in history negotiated a treaty which envisages climate action by all nations. The Agreement sets the world on a path that might lead to a decarbonised economy in the second half of the century.

Understanding the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and its potential for development proejcts

Climate protection projects in the CDM (Clean Development Mechanism, CDM) support the fight against climate change. They are part of the Kyoto Protocol's flexible mechanisms and are based on Article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol. Industrialised countries can meet their reduction or stabilisation obligations under the Kyoto Protocol by funding or implementing CDM climate protection projects in less developed countries.

COP21 Report Documents

Report of the Conference of the Parties on its twenty-first session, held in Paris from 30 November to 13 December 2015.

Published by United Nations Climate Change Secretariat


1) Part one: Proceedings.