Over 55 Parties covering More Than 55% of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Ratify the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Thirty days later, From November 4th 2016, it enters into force.
According to the Climate Change Paris Agreement Status of Ratification tracker 160 Parties ratified this agreement, which enables it to enter into force. “The speed at which countries have made the Paris’s Agreement’s entry into force possible is unprecedented in recent experience of international agreements. This is a truly historic moment for people everywhere. The two key thresholds needed for the Paris Climate Change Agreement to become legal reality have now been met” said Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The entry into force triggers a variety of important consequences, including launch of the Agreement’s governing body, known as the CMA which took place at the annual UN climate conference, known as COP22, in Marrakesh, Morocco from November 7-18 2016.