350.org Reacts to the Signing of the Paris Agreement in New York

350.org Executive Director May Boeve issued the following statement ahead of the formal signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement taking place at the UN this Friday. This signing is purely ceremonial, most countries still need to ratify the agreement at a national level. The treaty will only enter into force when at least 55 countries representing at least 55% of global emissions have ratified.
“The formal signing of the Paris Agreement could be the next nail in the coffin of the fossil fuel industry if governments actually follow through on their commitments. The growing and vibrant climate movement is forcing governments to bow to the pressure to break free from fossil fuels. …

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