The survey recommends that parties to the Paris Agreement make full use of all the instruments at their disposal to adapt funding to climate targets, and urgent action is needed: the 2018 IPCC report indicates that the world must achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions in 25 years to keep warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius. It is even clearer that emissions are currently on track to exceed the “carbon budget” of 1.5oC by 2030. There is no time to delay. The Global Compact for Migration is the first untover global agreement on a common approach to international migration in all its dimensions. The global pact is not legally binding. Based on values of sovereignty, shared responsibility, non-discrimination and human rights, it recognizes the need for a cooperative approach to maximizing the overall benefits of migration while addressing the risks and challenges faced by individuals and communities in countries of origin, transit and destination. The agreement is an important step for World ParaVolley, as it is the first time the association has signed such an agreement with a ball manufacturer. The Global Compact on Migration is the first interstate agreement, developed under the auspices of the United Nations, covering all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner. World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner (pictured left) and Molten Corporation President and CEO, Mr. Kiyofumi Tamiaki (pictured right) met recently to confirm the agreement at the official signing ceremony.
To support this transition to fairer, more inclusive and more sustainable development, Latin America and the Caribbean now have an unprecedented multilateral instrument: the regional agreement on access to information, public participation and environmental justice, also known as the Escaz Agreement. This agreement, adopted last March in Escazé, Costa Rica, provides our states and societies with a platform for full access to information, participation that goes beyond consultation and environmental justice. In Quebec, the insurance of professional civil liability is fully taken up by the Quebec Association of Health and Social Services Institutions (AQESSS) – the Quebec Hospital Association, as described in the collective agreement of the FMRQ. Medical residents do not have to pay fees and do not need to take out additional insurance with CPMA. “The agreement with Molten is an important and positive relationship for World ParaVolley for the next four years and will benefit all athletes and the association,” said Couzner. “Molten has a strong global reputation for quality products and networks in all regions of the world. We are very privileged to have Des Molten as our partner. The list of 23 objectives is in paragraph 16 of the Global Compact on Migration. To meet their obligations under the Paris Agreement and take advantage of the broader benefits of climate-friendly investments, governments and non-state actors must identify processes – both within the UNFCCC and beyond – to implement Article 2.1c and explore the range of tools available to manage the transition at a lower cost.