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Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice urges all countries to ratify Paris Agreement

Author: Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, Published on: 4 November 2016

"Paris Agreement enters into force," 4 Nov 2016

Today is an historic day in the global response to climate change as the Paris Climate Change Agreement enters into force and becomes part of international law…The speed with which the agreement has entered into force further underlines just how important the issue of climate action is for so many people around the world…While today marks an important milestone, there is still much to be done. Implementation of the Paris Agreement needs universal participation, the remaining countries need to complete their domestic ratification processes…

The level of ambition committed to by countries through their Nationally Determined Commitments, is not sufficient to meet the goal of the Paris Agreement. But the Agreement establishes a system to review this ambition upwards and it is the responsibility of all actors including governments, sub- national governments, business, civil society and individuals to drive this ambition and to be active participants in implementing the Paris Agreement…

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