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Since mid-February 2017, 34 countries have joined the Paris Agreement.

The countries to join the treaty are: Andorra, Armenia, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cabo Verde, Congo, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Haiti, Jamaica, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Malawi, Mauritania, Moldova, Myanmar, the Netherlands, Nigeria, the Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

21 September 2017: The Paris Agreement on climate change has reached 166 Parties. With 31 more ratifications, the Paris Agreement will have the same number of Parties as the UNFCCC, which, with 197 Parties, is nearly universal.

Since mid-February 2017, 34 countries have joined the treaty. These countries are: Andorra (24 March 2017), Armenia (23 March 2017), Belgium (6 April 2017), Bhutan (19 September 2017), Bosnia and Herzegovina (16 March 2017), Cabo Verde (21 September 2017), Congo (21 April 2017), Croatia (24 May 2017), the Dominican Republic (21 September 2017), Ecuador (20 September 2017), Egypt (29 June 2017), El Salvador (27 March 2017), Ethiopia (9 March 2017), Georgia (8 May 2017), Haiti (21 July 2017), Jamaica (10 April 2017), Latvia (16 March 2017), Liechtenstein (20 September 2017), Malawi (29 June 2017), Mauritania (27 February 2017), Moldova (20 June 2017), Myanmar (19 September 2017), the Netherlands (28 July 2017), Nigeria (16 May 2017), the Philippines (23 March 2017), Qatar (23 June 2017), Romania (1 June 2017), Serbia (25 July 2017), Sudan (2 August 2017), Tajikistan (22 March 2017), Timor-Leste (16 August 2017), Togo (28 June 2017), Venezuela (21 July 2017) and Zimbabwe (7 August 2017). [Status of Ratification of Paris Agreement]

The Paris Agreement achieved the threshold for entry into force on 5 October 2016, and entered into force on 4 November 2016.

On 5 October 2016, the Paris Agreement achieved the threshold for entry into force. The treaty entered into force on 4 November 2016. The first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1) took place in Marrakech, Morocco, from 15-18 November 2016.

The second part of the CMA first session (CMA 1-2) is scheduled to convene during the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Bonn, Germany, from 6-17 November 2017. In addition to CMA 1-2, the Conference will include the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UNFCCC, the 13th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 13), the 47th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 47) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 47), as well as the fourth part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-4). [UN Climate Change Conference Webpage]


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