With the recent ratification of the Paris Agreement by the European Union, along with India and Canada, it means that the thresholds for the agreement have been achieved and agreement will come into legal force.
The Paris Agreement, which seeks to limit global warming to “well below 2C” can enter into force 30 days after 55 countries, accounting for 55% of the planet’s emissions hand their ratification papers to the offices of the United Nations Secretary General – Mr. Ban Ki-Moon in New York, USA.
As this article is published, the ratification process has been completed with the two threshold having been met on 5 October 2016.
Accordingly, the Paris Agreement will enter into force on 4 November 2016.
For those readers interested in obtaining a copy of the Paris Agreement, it can be downloaded in six languages from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNCCC) website as follows: