The Paris Climate Agreement Is Good To Go
The agreement will go into effect Nov. 4 — just in time for the next climate conference.By Lindsay Gloor | October 6, 2016
"Today, the world meets the moment. And if we follow through on the commitments that this Paris agreement embodies, history may well judge it as a turning point for our planet," President Barack Obama said in a press conference Wednesday.
The United Nations announced Wednesday that the Paris climate agreement will go into effect Nov. 4.
For this to happen, the agreement required at least 55 countries, representing 55 percent of global emissions, to ratify it. Canada, nine other countries and the European Union were able to bring the agreement above that threshold.