Infographic - The Paris Agreement: entry into force

Council of the EU
The Paris Agreement:entry into force

Requirements

  • Ratification by 55 parties (of 197 parties to the Convention)
  • Representing 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions

EU - 12% of global greenhouse gas emissions

EU ratification

  • 12 December 2015: adoption of new agreement on climate change (Paris Agreement)
  • 22 April 2016: Paris Agreement open for signature; EU and 175 other countries sign
  • 30 September 2016: Council agrees to go ahead with ratification at EU level
  • 4 October 2016: European Parliament votes to give consent
  • 4 October 2016: Council formally adopts decision on ratification
    next steps
  • 5 October 2016: EU deposits its ratification instruments with the UN
  • 7-18 November 2016: COP 22 meeting in Marrakesh