Paris Agreement on Climate Change Comes to Effect


Time: 11:15 p.m. CEST

The Paris Agreement became international law on Friday during the ceremony at the United Nations in New York, hosted by the Secretary General Ban-Ki moon. Ki moon, walked and talked with civil society groups at the U.N. headquarters. “We are still in a race against time. We need to transition to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future,” Ban said. “Now is the time to strengthen global resolve, do what science demands and seize the opportunity to build a safer more sustainable world for all,” Ban explained. About 96 countries joined and formally signed the accord. Paris Agreement requests of the countries to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit.) Over 190 parties signed the Agreement last December in Paris. The Agreement deals with the issues of the melting polar ice caps, sea levels rising and land transformation.

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