Today the global community has jumped over the final hurdle to bring the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change into full effect. This marks an historic moment in the global transformation to a safer and more prosperous planet.
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.
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.
With the world now on the verge of crossing the thresholds for the Paris Agreement to enter into force, it’s time to start considering what comes next.
Climate negotiations have shifted from what the Paris Agreement is to how it will be accomplished. The Bonn climate talks were the first opportunity to develop the rules and tools needed to truly put the Agreement into action.
Now that 195 countries have adopted the Paris Agreement, they must develop the rules, processes and guidelines for how it will deliver the goals it's promised. New WRI research provides a to-do list for negotiators.
On Track from Paris maps implementation milestones of key elements of the Paris Agreement. Be sure to mind the gaps and avoid delays to stay on track for an on time arrival at the first session of the Paris Agreement (CMA1).