Minister Denis Naughten secures Dáil Éireann approval for Paris Agreement on Climate Change

27 October 2016

The ratification of the Paris Agreement was approved by Dáil Éireann on 27 October. The Agreement was adopted at the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris on 12 December 2015 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Agreement sets out a global action plan to restrict the impact of emissions on global warming, to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C.

“Today is a turning point with the formal approval by Dáil Éireann of the Paris Agreement.  It is the basis for doing more and for allowing communities in Ireland with other countries around the world to take decisive actions which ultimately safeguard our shared future on this planet,” stated Minister Naughten.

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