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Marrakech, Morocco, 6 November 2016 – One hundred countries have now formally joined up to the Paris Agreement, sustaining the rapid momentum for global climate action just a day before the annual UN climate change conference opens in Marrakech.

The continued signal from governments that they are firmly committed to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement is critical as time is short to put the world on track to meet these objectives.

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa and Salaheddine Mezouar, President of the COP22 Conference and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco, praised the extremely rapid international response.

Their joint editorial setting out the consequences for the future of climate action and the challenges for the Marrakech meeting can be read here.

Under its rules, the Paris Agreement had entered into force on November 4, which was 30 days after at least 55 Parties to the Convention accounting in total for at least an estimated 55% of the total global greenhouse gas emissions had deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Depositary, in New York. Detailed information on the current status of the agreement and its content can be found here.



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