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.
Arabic-language and Iranian media says Daesh leader al-Baghdadi poisoned
However, Syria's ambassador to Russian Federation denied the reports but said, "I definitely know that he (Baghdadi) was wounded". Reports suggest he was a cleric in a mosque in the city around the time of the US-led invasion in 2003.
Freeman appreciates how Braves are closing out the season
Detroit led 1-0 in the third after Ian Kinsler's RBI double and cut the lead to 3-2 in the seventh on Justin Upton's 31st homer. In Turner Field's 20 seasons, the Braves drew 52,439,513 regular-season fans and surpassed two million each season.
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
New Jersey house explodes after reported gas leak; firefighters battle blaze
Numerous evacuated residents were congregating in a nearby park, awaiting word on when they would be allowed to return home. Firefighters, gas officials and investigators are on the scene of an apparent house explosion in New Jersey Tuesday.
Oct 05 2016
In search of rebound, Trump ramps up attacks on Clinton
Mr Trump has said his lawyers are advising him to keep his tax returns private until a government audit is completed. Americans who think this is a bad thing, that he won't release his returns, I think will continue to go for it.
Oct 04 2016
Nate Parker declines to apologize for college rape scandal
Celestin and Parker were accused of raping an 18-year old female classmate in 1999. "I think that's where our focus should be". He added that the movie, about slave Nat Turner's unsuccessful rebellion attempt, is relevant to what's happening today.
Oct 04 2016
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.
Oct 04 2016
Porter Raises Awareness for Breast Cancer With Pink Epaulets
And breast cancer does not just affect women. "I was in the best shape of my life and felt on top of the world, so I was floored". Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the United Kingdom and spotting the symptoms early means a better chance of survival.
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
Yahoo data breach weighs on Verizon takeover
An investigation is continuing into the breach, which Yahoo says happened in late 2014. Yahoo faces class action lawsuits after disclosing a massive data breach Thursday.
Oct 01 2016
Police set to release videotape of officers shooting California man
The shooting in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon has sparked protests and calls from activists for a federal investigation. The officers say he pulled a vape smoking device from his pocket and mistook it for a gun when he pointed it at them.
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