23 Mar '17, 1pm

Countries Keep Joining the Paris Climate Agreement

Countries from all corners of the world continue to formally join the Paris Agreement in another sign that international climate action will continue in the Trump-era. Since Trump was elected president, 34 countries have formally joined the Paris Agreement, with 16 countries taking that step since the beginning of 2017. This brings the total number of parties to the Paris Agreement to 137, accounting for over 82 percent of the world’s emissions. Nearly all of the world’s largest emitters have formally joined the Paris Agreement. Of the top 25 largest global emitters of greenhouse gas emissions, only Russia, Iran, and Turkey have yet to join the climate agreement (see table of the status of the top 25 global emitters to the right). Russia is in no rush to join this agreement, and announced that ratification could be three years away . Unfortunately, the Trump Administration...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/jake-schmidt/countries-keep-...

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