Europe gives green light to the Paris climate deal: Parliament ratifies landmark treaty to mitigate warming
The European Parliament has voted to ratify the world's first comprehensive climate treaty, in a move that will see the deal come into force.
The European Union's ratification of the Paris Agreement - which commits countries to cutting greenhouse gas emissions to net zero to stop dangerous climate change, - means the thresholds needed to bring it into force have been met.
The deal, secured in the French capital last December, comes into force 30 days after it has been ratified by at least 55 countries accounting for 55 per cent of the world's emissions.
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