Landmark Paris climate accord comes into force

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Landmark Paris climate accord comes into force

Post  Sirop14 on Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:08 am

Landmark Paris climate accord comes into force

Today, November 4, 2016, Seychelles joins the rest of the world to welcome the coming into force of the Paris Agreement.
After four years of hard work and negotiations, on December 12, 2015, in Paris, the world adopted a legally binding framework to tackle climate change and eventually save the planet from the brink of disaster. Such an achievement, by the world community, is unprecedented and today less than a year that the text was made available to parties for ratification it has come into force.
The Seychelles Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Didier Dogley said that; “In Paris, the world community as a united force set the foundation for meaningful actions at the global, regional and local levels to take place to effectively address the causes of climate change and build resilience within affected communities. With the coming into force of the Paris Agreement, we can now turn the tide on climate change if we all pursue its objectives with the same vigour and spirit we did in Paris last December.”
After the historic agreement, countries party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, as per United Nations rules, have to sign and ratify the text of the agreement. A minimum of 55 of the member states, accounting for about 55% of the global emissions of greenhouse gases, had to ratify before the convention could come into force. The first group of countries that had ratified the agreement signed it at its opening for signature at the United Nations Headquarters, in New York, on April 22, 2016. Seychelles ratified the Paris Agreement in April 2016 and was among the first group of countries, which consisted mainly of small island developing states (Sids).


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