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    Friday, September 23, 2016

    World Gets A Step Closer To Enforceable Climate Laws

    Climate Deal Comes One Step Closer to Reality at United Nations; Nearly enough countries have signed on to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

    September 22, 2016 (Reuters via Fortune)

    "An agreement to fight global warming came one step closer to taking effect on…[D]ozens of countries deposited their ratification of the deal at the United Nations, taking the total to 60, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said…The deal, agreed by nearly 200 countries in Paris last December, needs ratification by at least 55 countries representing 55% of global carbon dioxide emissions to take effect. Ban said the 60 countries represented more than 47.5%...

    The United Nations said 14 countries, representing 12.58% of emissions, have committed to joining the agreement in 2016, which would allow the threshold of 55% of global carbon dioxide emissions to be reached…The binding global deal would slash greenhouse gases, keeping global temperature increases to ‘well below’ 2 degrees Celsius. Scientists warn that countries are likely to cross that threshold if they don’t take more drastic actions…The Paris agreement received a boost [when] U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping submitted their plan to join the agreement. The world’s two biggest emitters account for around 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions…” click here for more

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