The conditions for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change were met on 5 October, when several EU countries deposited their instruments of ratification, thus crossing the threshold of 55 countries, representing 55 percent of global emissions, that will trigger its implementation.
As of today, 74 Parties covering more than 58 per cent of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions have ratified this landmark document, which will become fully operational on 4 November.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that the Paris Agreement on climate change signed by world leaders this past April is set to enter into force on 4 November, as enough countries have signed onto the landmark accord to bring it to the emissions threshold that will trigger its implementation.
“This is a momentous occasion,” said Mr. Ban as the latest instruments of ratification were accepted in deposit.
India today ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, bringing the treaty's entry into force "tantalisingly" close.
“The country is embarking on a sustainable development pathway. Prime Minister [Narendra] Modi calls it 'development without destruction,'” UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said after witnessing India becoming the 62nd country to deposit a legal instrument of ratification for the climate pact during a commemorative event on the International Day of Non-Violence.
Speaking on behalf of Peter Thomson, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, one of the 193-member body’s Vice-Presidents, Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Ambassador of Nepal, said he was encouraged by the fact that many UN Member States have already embedded the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their national plans and policies.
Autonomous Noncommercial Organization "International Sustainable Energy Development Centre" under the auspices of UNESCO, 2017