World’s first climate change treaty to be ratified by European ministers

World’s first climate change treaty to be ratified by European ministers
 

The Paris Agreement, which commits countries to cutting greenhouse gas emissions to net zero this century to prevent dangerous climate change, has been formally adopted by dozens of countries including major polluters the US and China. 
But for the agreement secured in the French capital last December to come into force, it must be ratified by at least 55 countries accounting for 55 per cent of the world's emissions. 
Sixty-one countries have already ratified the deal, while the emissions total is just below 48%. 
European Union ratification will allow the bloc's 12 per cent of global... read more

 
30 September 2016 in World News, Views: 26
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