Tag: Paris

India to ratify Paris climate deal next week

India, one of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters, will sign the global agreement to draw down those emissions on Oct. 2.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Sunday that he would sign the deal on Oct. 2, the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, the Times of India reports.   India’s decision to join the […]

Countries are racing to activate the Paris climate pact this year

Sixty countries, representing just shy of 48 percent of the globe’s emissions, have now formally joined the Paris climate agreement, the most advanced global attempt in history to curb humanity’s role in the warming of the Earth’s atmosphere.   Those numbers are significant because the agreement, negotiated last December, will formally “enter into force” when 55 countries, […]

Paris summit ends with vague call for international conference by year’s end

one-day Israeli-Palestinian peace summit in Paris — to which the Israelis and Palestinians were not invited — concluded Friday with a warning that violence and settlement activity are imperiling a two-state solution, and a call for an international conference on the issue before the end of the year.   “We must act, urgently, to preserve […]