With India’s Ratification, Paris Climate Agreement Nears Threshold
Just a little more and everyone can breathe easy. The landmark environmental pact won’t come into force until 55 countries, contributing at least 55 percent of global emissions, formally ratify it. India’s the 62nd country to join, and its 4.5 percent of global emissions means the second bar is nearly cleared, as well. Activists are racing to have the agreement go into effect before U.S. elections potentially derail American involvement. The EU, which accounts for 12 percent of emissions, is expected to follow India’s lead in the coming days.