-It’s a pact among the world’s nations to implement green energy sources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit the rise in global temperatures.
-The agreement "brings all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change" and help developing nations to do so, too, according to the UNFCCC.
-The accord established a $100 billion fund for the developed nations of the world to help developing countries adapt to climate change and move from fossil fuels to green energy sources.
-The United Nations says on its website that the Paris Agreement has a "hybrid of legally binding and non-binding provisions," but there are no obvious penalties for countries that do not meet their greenhouse gas reduction goals.
While China currently surpasses the U.S. in greenhouse gas emissions, according to The New York Times, the U.S. is historically the biggest carbon polluter.