Tuesday

24th Jan 2017

Ticker

Paris climate deal to enter into force on 4 November

The 2015 Paris agreement to reduce carbon emissions and global warming will enter into force on 4 November. The double threshold of 55 ratifying countries representing 55 percent of global emissions was reached on Wednesday after the EU, Canada, Bolivia and Nepal joined in. "The EU has become the trigger of the Paris agreement,” said Slovak environment minister Laszlo Solymos, after depositing EU's ratification instruments at the UN.

News in Brief

  1. Greek island mayors plead for the transfer of migrants
  2. Tzipi Livni cancels Brussels trip amid war crimes probe
  3. Romania's president plans referendum on prisoner pardons
  4. Sweden to host EU social summit
  5. US Congress may Trump-proof Russia sanctions
  6. Fury over UK 'cover up' of failed missile test
  7. Theresa May: I will not be afraid to stand up to Trump
  8. Brexit will destroy NI peace deal, says Gerry Adams

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