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India ratifies Paris climate agreement (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II)

Paris Deal ratified by India

India ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change by depositing the instrument of ratification with the United Nations on Sunday, the 147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

India is the 62nd country to ratify the agreement, which will enter into force one month after 55 countries that account for 55 per cent of global emissions ratify the agreement.

India had also linked the ratification of the treaty to its admission to the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

Little gap to bridge for the deal to come into force

With today’s action by India, which accounts for 4.1 per cent of the emissions, the Agreement only needs slightly more than 3 percentage points to reach the 55 per cent threshold.

At least 14 other countries, representing at least 12 per cent of global emissions, have committed to ratifying the pact before the end of the year.



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