WASHINGTON (October 5, 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.

The press call featured WRI climate experts:

Paula Caballero, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute

David Waskow, International Climate Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute

Andrew Light, Distinguished Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute, and former Senior Climate Change Advisor at the U.S. Department of State

Listen to an audio recording of the call:

To track countries' progress joining the Paris Agreement visit ParisAgreementTracker.org.