Climate Change: China Ratifies Paris agreement
Sept 3, Beijing: China has ratified the Paris global climate agreement according to a report by Xinhua News Agency on Saturday.
China is the world's largest emitter of harmful CO2 emissions, and China and the US are expected to jointly announce ratification at a bilateral summit later today.
In a landmark deal struck in December, countries agreed to cut emissions enough to keep the global average rise in temperatures below 2C.
The Paris deal is the world's first comprehensive climate agreement. It will only come into force legally after it is ratified by at least 55 countries, which between them produce 55% of global carbon emissions.
The Oslo Times International News Network