India ratifies historic Paris climate deal at U.N.

  1. India ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change by depositing the instrument of ratification with the United Nations on the 147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
  2. A special event was organised to mark the occasion, also observed as the International Day of Nonviolence, at the UN headquarters
  3. India is the 62nd country to ratify the agreement
  4. The agreement will enter into force one month after 55 countries that account for 55% of global emissions ratify the agreement
  5. With India’s ratification, which accounts for 4.1% of the emissions, the Agreement only needs slightly more than 3% points to reach the 55% threshold
  6. At least 14 other countries, representing at least 12% of global emissions, have committed to ratifying the pact before the end of the year
Climate Change Negotiations – UNFCCC, COP, Other Conventions and Protocols
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