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Paris Agreement becomes International Law

The Paris Agreement officially entered into force on 4 November 2016. The agreement deals with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance.
●    The Paris Agreement’s entry into force comes a month after countries representing 55 per cent of the world’s emissions committed to joining the deal.
●    As of November 2016, 192 states and the European Union have signed the Agreement; 97 of those parties have ratified or acceded to the Agreement, most notably China, the United States and India.
●    The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
●    The language of the agreement was negotiated by representatives of 195 countries at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC in Paris and adopted by consensus on 12 December 2015.
●    It was opened for signature on 22 April 2016 in a ceremony in New York City.
●    As of November 2016, 193 UNFCCC members have signed the treaty, 97 of which have ratified it.

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