COP21 COP22 Presidents Call for Early Ratification of Paris Agreement

Paris – COP21 and COP22 Presidents, Ségolène Royal and Salaheddine Mezouar, called for continued international mobilization for climate through early ratification of the Paris Agreement.In a letter sent in early August to all the signatory governments of the Paris Agreement on Climate, Royal and Mezouar pointed out that this text will enter into force 30 days after the deposit of the instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession by 55 countries representing 55 pc of global emissions, noting that several countries have already done all of these formalities and many others plan to do so soon.Royal and Mezouar also recalled that the UN Secretary General invited heads of State and government to a high level meeting in New York on September 21 on the subject, expressing the hope that this meeting will allow the parties having completed their ratification process to deposit their instruments, the COP21 presidency said Tuesday in a statement. “We sincerely hope that on this occasion, the Parties that are not yet able to deposit such an instrument can engage on a precise timetable for ratification,” they said, forming the hope that the double necessary threshold for the entry into force will be reached before COP 22.

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