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.
In the aftermath of the historic climate agreement in Paris, WRI’s President & CEO Andrew Steer discusses major features of the agreement and what comes next.
Climate change is the most serious threat our planet faces, and will impact people around the world. That’s why this December, representatives from 195 countries will meet at a United Nations conference in Paris to reach a new international climate agreement. But what should the agreement include? This video describes the 3 key ingredients for the COP21 Paris agreement.