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Cabinet gives green signal for ratification of Paris climate pact

India will submit its instrument to the United Nations general Ban Ki-moon on October 2

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Publish Date: Sep 28 2016 4:43PM | Updated Date: Sep 28 2016 4:50PM

Cabinet gives green signal for ratification of Paris climate pact
India has finally decided to join the Paris Agreement on climate change by giving its green signal for the endorsement as the Union Cabinet approves the step in its meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Modi.
 
As per reports, the nation will submit its instrument to the United Nations general Ban Ki-moon on October 2. 
 
Paris Agreement clause will come into action after countries deposit their instruments of ratification, acceptance or accession with the UN secretary general before October 7. 
 
Paris Agreement clause asks countries to take actions post-2020 to combat climate change and intensify their efforts needed for a sustainable low carbon future. 
 
According to some reports, around 61 countries have deposited their instruments of ratification of the agreement. The countries account for 47.79 per cent of the total global emission.
 
France had ratified Paris Agreement on June 15 and was the first G20 countries to do so. 
 
Nevertheless, according to the Union Cabinet, India will be one of the key countries instrumental in bringing the Paris Agreement into force. 
 
The Paris Agreement was adopted when Javadekar was the environment minister. He had signed the agreement in April this year.