US and China ratify Paris Agreement

On Saturday the 3rd of September 2016, the United States of America and China – the two largest emitters in the world – formally committed to the Paris Agreement at the G20 summit.

In response, Eurosif’s Executive Director, Flavia Micilotta, said “Following the formal ratification of United States and China of the¬†Paris climate change agreement, the world hails to what has been described as the long-awaited move, which could really make the difference in the climate debate.”.

ClimateAnalytics is currently tracking the ratification of the Paris Agreement and provide an up to date overview of the process, part of which can be seen below:

 

As of 3 September 2016: 180 Parties signed the Agreement, 26 Parties ratified.