24th Oct 2016


MEPs call for EU ratification of Paris agreement

Members of the European Parliament's environment committee (Envi) urged the assembly and EU governments to quickly ratify the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change. Otherwise it may enter into force without the EU as a signatory, said Envi chair Giovanni La Via, a centre-right Italian deputy. The deal will enter into force when 55 countries that produce at least 55 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions ratify it.

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