Oct 05 2016
Delivering the Parliament's ratification document to the United Nations, later this week, will fulfill the agreement's enactment criteria; the deal will take effect 30 days later, in time for the start of a November 7 climate change conference in Morocco.
"With the gathering momentum and willingness expressed by several other countries to ratify the agreement before the end of this year, it is expected that the Agreement will enter into force soon and give a thrust to the global actions to address climate change". "The political process for the European Union to ratify the Agreement is concluded", it said.
"The European Union has a long track record of leadership against climate change", noted Mr Ban Ki-moon before the vote.
Earlier in September 2016, the United States and China had formally ratified the Paris agreement, which was adopted by 195 parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change last December in Paris.
According to the provisions of the Paris Agreement, the treaty will come into force as and when 55 countries, or signatories contributing 55 per cent of the total global harmful emissions, ratify the Agreement.
Ratifications representing at least 55 parties and 55 percent of global emissions are needed for the agreement to enter into force.
8@eight: ASX set to open lower ahead of RBA decision
Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 1.40-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq , a 1.40-to-1 ratio favoured decliners. The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index increased last month, after showing a contraction in August.
Philadelphia Orchestra musicians reach agreement, end strike
The musicians have agreed to concessions in the past, most recently a almost 10 percent pay cut in 2011. It predicted musicians would leave, and the symphony would be unable to attract top-notch players.
Mo Williams retires, Cavs make offer to JR Smith
His previous career low for minutes played was during the 2014-15 season in which he averaged 36.1 minutes per game. Also, Griffin said the team has made "an incredibly competitive and aggressive offer in re-signing" free agent J.R.
European Union environment ministers backed the fast-track ratification of the deal last Friday, despite the fact that only seven out of 28 European Union countries have actually ratified it since it was sealed in Paris in December.
The EU accounts for about 12 percent of global emissions, making it the third largest polluter behind the United States and China.
"Now that the Agreement is entering into force, it is imperative that countries aggressively move forward to implement their national emissions reduction plans to begin lowering emissions, while simultaneously work together to drive increased ambition for the next round of climate commitments in 2018".
"They said Europe is too complicated to agree quickly", EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete said in a statement Friday.
The world is "tantalizingly" close to a climate deal as India prepares to ratify the agreement at the end of the week, a senior United Nations official announced. The EU promises a significant "binding target of an at least 40 percent domestic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990" and notes that the bloc is in a strong position because it has already taken steps that "reduced their emissions by around 19 percent on 1990 levels" since 2012, "while GDP has grown by more than 44 percent over the same period".
In the course of the parliamentary debate on Tuesday, some European Union members, who were against the ratification, raised concerns about citizens having to pay more for cars, heating, and electricity, due to possible outcomes of the climate agreement entering into force.
Oct 05 2016
Turkey slams EU for not keeping promise on refugee aid
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Oct 05 2016
United States suspends contacts with Russian Federation on Syria
Russian Federation has accused the United States of failing to meet the conditions of the deal, a charge Washington has denied. The U.S. had bombed Syrian government forces, which it called an accident, having mistaken them for Islamic State militants.
Oct 04 2016
Fan in gorilla suit runs on field during Lions-Bears game
The Bears had lost six straight to the Lions and six in a row at Soldier Field, where they are still 4-14 since 2014. One man's opinion: From viewing replays, if it wasn't a phantom call, it was close - too close to sling the laundry.
Oct 04 2016
City releases transcripts of 911 calls between Pulse gunman and negotiator
It begins with Mateen telling the negotiator he was "speaking to the person who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State". Mateen hung up several times on the negotiator and at one point said his questions annoyed him.
Oct 03 2016
Prince William and Kate finish Canadian tour in Victoria, BC
A lot of fun was had by all, especially George and Charlotte, as balloons and lots of bubbles were thrown into the mix. It was not the first time on the tour that the children have been the centre of media attention.
Oct 02 2016
Government has to decide who can work in India: Saif Ali Khan
Why do we need Pakistani artists to work in our films? "However, the government has to decide these things", Saif Ali Khan said. Even in the past, Abhijeet has never shied away from expressing his very much polarised opinion about Pakistani actors.
Oct 02 2016
New York Times Publishes Trump's '95 Tax Returns
I challenged one of these Clinton supporters to find me an example where across-the-board tax increases generated economic growth. His reply - that not paying taxes showed he was "smart" - was widely picked up as an ill-chosen defense that would offend voters.
Oct 02 2016
Seahawks not expecting another slop-fest from Fitz, Jets
RENTON Russell Wilson looks as good as he's been since the opener, nearly as if he never sprained his knee last week. But he doesn't expect Sherman to match up with him every down come Sunday. "No, he's a tough guy", Bowles said.
Oct 01 2016
Obama orders flags at half-staff to honor Peres
Clinton appeared moved as he stood silently before Peres's flag-draped coffin at the plaza outside parliament in Jerusalem. Rafi Walden, said Peres left behind detailed plans for Friday's funeral as well as instructions to donate his corneas.
Oct 01 2016
Mauricio Pochettino Reveals Harry Kane Boost
He added: "The basis of the team is the national team with [Dele] Alli, [Kyle] Walker, Harry Kane - they have a lot of quality". City trailed three times and, although they rescued a point, other teams will have seen they are far from invincible.
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Oct 03 2016Britain's tough immigration line means trade problems for Ireland
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Oct 05 2016Arabic-language and Iranian media says Daesh leader al-Baghdadi poisoned
Oct 04 2016Eagles player Bradham charged with having gun at airport
Oct 04 2016Nate Parker declines to apologize for college rape scandal
Oct 03 2016Freeman appreciates how Braves are closing out the season
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Oct 02 2016Philippines' Duterte compares anti-drug crusade to Hitler
Oct 02 2016Hurricane Matthew Looms As A Category 4 Storm
Oct 02 2016China blocks Indian waters: Dam to be built on Brahmaputra's tributary
Oct 02 2016Yahoo data breach weighs on Verizon takeover
Oct 02 2016Korea must face consequences for nuclear test: Obama
Oct 01 2016Police set to release videotape of officers shooting California man