In this context, the Paris Agreement includes provisions to improve the capacity building framework. [58] The agreement recognises the different circumstances of some countries and notes in particular that the technical expert review for each country takes into account that country`s specific reporting capacity. [58] The agreement also develops an initiative to enhance transparency to help developing countries put in place the institutions and processes necessary to comply with the transparency framework. [58] Although the long-term persistent temperatures that the agreement addresses, average temperatures in the first half of 2016 were about 1.3°C (2.3°F) above the 1880 average, when global records began. [26] President Obama was able to formally integrate the United States into the international agreement through executive measures, as he did not impose new legal obligations on the country.