Climate – Entry in force of the Paris Agreement (November 4, 2016)

The Paris Agreement entered in force today. This is a major step forward in the fight against climate change.

Coming less than a year after the adoption of the agreement on December 12, 2015, and before COP22 gets under way in Marrakech, it reflects the international community’s determination to save the planet from the effects of climate disruption.

To date, the Paris agreement has been ratified by 96 pays and the European Union, which together represent 69.21% of total greenhouse gas emissions. France applauds all the countries that have ratified it, particularly those that have done so in the past few days, such as South Africa, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Indonesia. We must remain mobilized and quickly arrive at the point of universal participation. France therefore invites all countries that have not yet done so to proceed promptly with ratification.

It is now time for implementation; that is the challenge of the Marrakech COP. France supports the Moroccan presidency. It will continue to rally its entire diplomatic network and instruments of cooperation to guarantee the implementation of the Paris agreement.

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