ISLAMABAD – The Paris Agreement on Climate Change will enter into force today, a few days ahead of the start of COP22 in Marrakesh, less than a year after its adoption in Paris.

In an unprecedented swiftness, the agreement has now been ratified by more than 80 states accounting jointly for more than 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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H.E. Martine Dorance, French Ambassador to Pakistan warmly welcomed Pakistan’s ratification of the Paris Agreement last 2nd of November.

Speaking on the occasion, Dorance said “It is an extremely positive sign as it reflects Pakistan’s commitment to the fight against climate change, one year after the Paris COP21 and just a few days before the next international Conference, the COP22, starts in Marrakesh. I also here welcome the announcements of the Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid on the adoption of a new national contribution as well as of a new Pakistan’s climate change bill.”

France will stay committed as it is now time to implement the agreement. Marrakesh will be the first follow-up conference to the Paris Agreement and will be devoted to climate action.”