Entry into force of Paris Agreement
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic.
Paris, 4 November 2016
4th November 2016 is a historic day for the Earth as it marks the entry into force of the Climate Agreement.
The commitments made on 12th December 2015 at Le Bourget are now irreversible. The threshold of ratifications – 55 States accounting for 55% of greenhouse gas emissions – was reached in less than a year. This shows that the international community has taken full cognisance of the urgency of climate change and this is the outcome of France’s mobilisation as the COP21 Chair, conducted by Ségolène Royal.
A few days ahead of passing the baton to Morocco for the COP22 Chair, all the goals France had set itself have been attained: the first universal agreement in the history of climate negotiations on 12th December 2015 in Paris; its signing by more than 175 countries on 22nd April 2016 in New York; its entry into force before the end of 2016.
After this major step, France will continue to remain completely mobilized so that climate justice is respected through the mobilization of financing – 100 billion dollars annually for the climate by 2020 – so that the spirit of Paris extends and expands through the implementation of coalitions for solar energy, for renewable energy in Africa, for combating desertification, the protection of oceans, support to the most vulnerable countries.
The Marrakech Climate Change Conference must be one of solutions. France stands by Morocco’s side so that it may meet with full success. The President of the French Republic will attend it on 15-16 November 2016.