Paris climate change accord enters into force

Paris climate change accord enters into forceThe historic climate deal signed in Paris last December has come into force on Friday after 94 countries ratified the agreement last month.

Landmark agreement aimed to curb global warming took effect just days before international climate negotiators in Morocco to define a path forward on the issue.

The UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa and Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs Salaheddine Mezouar said in a statement: “Countries of the world shut the door on inevitable climate disaster and set off with determination towards a sustainable future.

“This is a moment to celebrate. It is also a moment to look ahead with sober assessment and renewed will over the task ahead,”‘ the statement reads.

Diplomats from 196 nations will gather in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh for the COP22 climate talks next week.

Earlier, Leonardo DiCaprio released his climate change film online.
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