"World leaders have kick started efforts in the ever-increasing battle against climate change, but we are still further than we had hoped we would be today. Early entry into force of the Agreement less than a year since Paris would have been an important signal and step forward to protect the lives of millions of people around the world.
"European countries’ failure to ratify today is a dent in the climate leadership it has prided itself on previously. The EU must now swiftly agree to ratification. And in order to reclaim its role as a true climate leader it must take early action, before 2020, to ensure that keeping the world below 1.5 degree warming is not an elusive dream.”