The historic Paris Climate Change Pact is set to take effect all across the world after and endorsement by European lawmakers.
The endorsement took place in the presence of the United Nations Secretary-General with 610 European lawmakers voting for, and 38 voted against with 31 abstentions on behalf of the 28 EU nations ratifying the agreement.
The deal can only take effect after adoption by 55 countries accounting for 55 percent of global emissions. Sixty-two have adopted it but they only account for 52 percent of global emissions. With the EU ratification, this has taken the Paris Agreement pass the threshold of 55 percent.
The official handover of the legal document to the UN will take place on Friday.
Meanwhile on the 2nd of October, India signed on to the pact. India is regarded as the fourth largest emitter of greenhouse gases with a 4.5 percent of world’s greenhouse gas emissions. India is the 62nd country to adopt the International Accord that was agreed to by negotiators from over 2oo countries in the French Capital, Paris.