The Paris climate change agreement came into official force and is a historic turning point for our world’s future. This complex, comprehensive, and vital climate negotiation was decided and agreed upon internationally.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 4, 2016
As of right now, 96 countries and formally joined the accord. More countries are expected to join within these next coming weeks as well. “Today we make history in humankind’s efforts to combat climate change,” Secretary-General Ban-Ki moon said before opening the meeting.
— UN Climate Action (@UNFCCC) November 3, 2016
The Paris agreement seeks to create a more transparent system that will allow the public to monitor how well goals are met by each country as climate change progress is made.
Next week, at the UN climate change conference, the Paris agreement’s governing body, known as the CMA, will have its first meeting.
The timetable for climate action is pressing because of the increase of greenhouse gas emissions heating up our planet.