Edf has decided to terminate its ARENH agreements with a number of other alternative electricity suppliers, as edF has decided to terminate the ARENH agreement with a number of other alternative electricity suppliers, in circumstances where the service has been suspended for more than two months following a force majeure event. Under the Paris Agreement, each country must define, plan and report regularly on its contribution to the fight against global warming.  There is no mechanism for a country to set an emission target for a specified date, but any target should go beyond the previous targets. The United States formally withdrew from the agreement the day after the 2020 presidential election, although President-elect Joe Biden said America would return to the agreement after his inauguration.  The legal and economic consequences of the current COVID 19 crisis will continue to be felt for the foreseeable future. While this decision is the first in a contractual dispute between private parties, it will undoubtedly not be the last. One issue that may give rise to further disagreements in the courts is whether the Covid-19 crisis should continue to be interpreted as an unpredictable event, particularly with respect to contracts concluded around or after the outbreak of the COVID 19 epidemic. Moreover, the Tribunal`s interpretation of this specific agreement cannot be definitive, since the Tribunal has chosen a literal interpretation of the force majeure clause (and it can still be argued that the court should have taken into account other financial factors that were not taken into account) and EDF appealed the decision. We await the decision of the Court of Appeal with a stopped breath. It is important to take into account the specifics of the case, in particular the legal definition of force majeure by the parties. While acknowledging that the provision was still technically possible, the Tribunal noted that the parties had extended the scope of force majeure to “unreasonable economic conditions”. As these conditions are not defined in the agreement, the Tribunal is obliged to interpret the meaning of this sentence under French law. It is hoped that the payments will now provide French clubs with the respite they need to overcome the financial crisis.
While mitigation and adjustment require more climate funding, adjustment has generally received less support and has mobilized fewer private sector actions.  A 2014 OECD report showed that in 2014, only 16% of the world`s financial resources were devoted to adaptation to climate change.  The Paris Agreement called for a balance between climate finance between adaptation and mitigation, highlighting in particular the need to strengthen support for adaptation from the parties most affected by climate change, including least developed countries and small island developing states.