Friday, November 18, 2016

Britain Ratifies Paris Climate Agreement

The Arc de Triomphe is illuminated in green with the words ''Paris Agreement is Done'', to celebrate the Paris U.N. COP21 Climate Change agreement in Paris, France, November 4, 2016. (Credit: Reuters/Jacky Naegelen) Click to Enlarge.
Britain said on Thursday it had ratified the Paris Agreement, the global deal to combat climate change.

The Paris Agreement came into force on Nov. 4 when more than 55 countries representing more than 55 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions ratified the deal.

"The UK is ratifying the historic Paris Agreement so that we can help to accelerate global action on climate change and deliver on our commitments to create a safer, more prosperous future for us all," Nick Hurd, Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, said.

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