Pakistan Ratify Paris Climate Deal

Pakistan formally joined the Paris Agreement on Climate Change by submitting its instrument of ratification. It has become the 104th country to ratify the landmark deal. Pakistan had signed the agreement in April this year.

India on October 2 became the 62nd country to ratify the agreement.

On October 5 the conditions for the agreement’s entry into force were met which required ratification by at least 55 countries, accounting for 55 per cent of all global greenhouse gas emissions.

The agreement obliges member states to keep global warming below 2 degrees centigrade – regarded as the threshold for safety by experts and scientists.

The ratification by Pakistan corresponds with the ongoing Marrakech Climate Change Conference, which was formed to take important decisions for the comprehensive implementation of the Paris Agreement.