EU parliament wants swift ratification climate deal

EU parliament wants swift ratification climate deal

The European Union and the EU member states must, in december closed climate deal Paris quickly to ratify it. That call did the European Parliament Thursday.

The approval would need to be there for the next climate conference, in november in the Moroccan city of Marrakech.

Temporary EU president Slovenia said Thursday rapidly a consensus between the member states. In several EU countries there is still opposition to the appointments.

China and the United States have the agreement now ratified. It is effective in 55 signatures, which should be good for at least 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. The counter now stands at 27 countries, together representing over 39 percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions.

It is inconceivable that the Paris agreement enters into force without the signature of the EU, said chairman of the environment committee Giovanni La Via. The necessary ratification of the EU-parliament is there anyway.

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