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ban ki moon21United 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.

IndiaParisRatificationIndia 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.

dugra prasad nepalSpeaking 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.

reenconInternational Congress REENCON-XXI «Renewable Energy XXI century: energy and economic efficiency” will be held on 13-14 October 2016 in Moscow.

The Congress is an initiative of the Russian Academy of Sciences, National Research University “Higher School of Economics” and the International Sustainable Energy Development Centre under the auspices of UNESCO.

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