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For the 13th year, World Resources Institute will host Stories to Watch, an event looking at the big stories that will shape the world in the coming year. Dr. Andrew Steer, president & CEO, World Resources Institute, will offer his views on the major economic, social, environment and development issues for 2016.

WRI hosted a press call with international climate experts just hours before the Paris Agreement crossed the threshold of entry into force on Wednesday, October 5, to give context around this historic moment. The Paris Agreement will enter into force 30 days after the thresholds of 55 countries and 55 percent of global emissions have been crossed.

Paris Agreement Crosses Threshold to Enter into Force

The Paris Agreement cleared the final hurdle to enter into force on October 5, 2016, after the European Union submitted its instrument of ratification to the United Nations and the two thresholds of 55 countries and over 55% of global emissions were reached.

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Domestic Processes for Joining the Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement will enter into force when at least 55 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) accounting for at least 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions deposit their instruments of ratification, acceptance, or approval with the UN Secretary-...

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