Thursday, 17 November 2016

Paris Agreement On Climate Change Comes Into Effect

The Paris agreement on climate change has officially taken effect on Friday, November 4, 2016.

The historic agreement opens a new phase in the global climate governance and its implementation is a major step in coping with the global climate change.

The threshold for entry into force of the Paris agreement was achieved on October 5, 2016, when 97 of 197 countries that signed the agreement, ratified it.

Nigeria signed the agreement on September 22, 2016, although it is yet to ratify it.

President Muhammadu Buhari said that his signing of the Paris Agreement demonstrated Nigeria’s commitment to a global effort to reverse the effects of the negative trend.