Paris Agreement for Climate Change is now officially an International Law

Yesterday the Paris Agreement formally entered into force. That means it is no longer a document that is simple a wish list or an expression of “Well we will try and do something like this”, instead it is now legally binding. Basically what happened is that we are following the articles contained within that agreement … Read more

Milestone achieved – Now we put the Paris Agreement into effect

Back in December 2015 as many as 174 nations signed what is now known as the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, but that is simply ink on paper and is quite frankly meaningless in that it did not commit anybody to do anything. The far more important aspect is that it marked a beginning of a … Read more

Huge leap forward for Paris agreement on Climate Change

Last Wednesday, 21st Sept, the ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change leapt boldly towards coming into force. We are not quite there yet, but it is a lot closer. I was blogging about this a few days ago, and so this was something I did anticipate. At the time the expectation was that another 20 … Read more

Climate Change: Huge leap forward for Paris Agreement on 21st Sept

As you are no doubt aware when it comes to addressing climate change the Paris agreement is not a done deal. Currently, there are 180 signatories to the Paris Agreement.  Of these, only 27 States have also deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval accounting in total for 39.08 % of the total global greenhouse … Read more

Climate Change: The Paris Agreement is not enough

The Paris Agreement last May has been hailed a success, and in many respects it was indeed exactly that because it resulted in a completely unprecedented agreement between most of the nations on the planet to take decisive steps to combat climate change. The aim was to hold climate change below 2 degrees Celsius and to … Read more