Reaction to Paris Agreement climate ratification meeting at UNGA

Reacting to Ban-Ki Moon’s ratification meeting at the UNGA today, Adriano Campolina, ActionAid Chief Executive, said:

"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.”



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