Paris climate deal: EU backs landmark agreement

Paris climate deal: EU backs landmark agreement
 

The European Parliament has backed the ratification of the Paris climate deal, paving the way for the world's first global agreement.
The deal aims to limit greenhouse gas emissions and keep global temperature increases "well below" 2C.
It was approved with 610 votes in favour, 38 against and with 31 abstentions.
The vote, attended by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, paves the way for the pact to come into force globally.
The deal on Tuesday means national ministers can now ratify the agreement on behalf of the EU later this week.
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4 October 2016 in World News, Views: 30
Source: BBC
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