European Parliament ratifies Paris climate treaty



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% of the world's emissions.
Already 62 countries accounting for 51.89% of... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 31
Source: Belper News
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