This led to the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015, which is a separate instrument under the UNFCCC and not an amendment to the Kyoto Protocol. Minister of State Shri Prakash Javadekar today reaffirmed that the Paris Agreement is a legally binding agreement covering all developed and developing countries, with the aim of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change. At a press conference today, the minister said India`s presence at COP 21 was highly noticeable and India`s views were heard and taken into account in the Paris Agreement. “We have been proactive, positive and friendly,” added Shri Javadekar. The minister also said that the concepts of climate justice and sustainable living presented by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi have been incorporated into the Paris Agreement. He also said the creation of the International Solar Alliance by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and French President François Hollande was welcomed. Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Environment and Forests 16-December-2015 20:02 IST “Paris Agreement is a Legally Binding Agreement”: Javadekar Gupta et al. (2007) evaluated the climate policy literature. They found that no relevant assessment of the UNFCCC or its protocol has stated that these agreements have been or will be successful in addressing the climate problem.  These assessments provided that the UNFCCC or its protocol would not be amended.
The Framework Convention and its Protocol contain provisions for future policies. The convention is named after the Japanese city of Minamata….