India's In — Now, The Paris Climate Agreement Is Almost A Done Deal
India is the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter globally. Its promise pushes the Paris Agreement on climate change closer to going into effect.By Lindsay Gloor | September 25, 2016
The agreement needs to be ratified by at least 55 countries. Those countries have to account for at least 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. So far, 60 countries have approved it, but they represent only 48 percent of emissions. India will increase that to almost 52 percent.
The magic percentage of 55 is around the corner. Fourteen more countries, accounting for about 12 percent of global emissions, have promised to ratify the agreement before the end of the year.