Over 200 nations agree to implement 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement
New Delhi : Nothing less than 200 nations have agreed to enforce rules on implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement.
Negotiations at the UN Climate Change Conference, also known as COP24, dragged on into the final hours of Saturday, one full day beyond the original deadline, suffering some holdback due to certain objections of Brazil and Turkey.
The talks finally ended with the 133-page Paris rulebook being unanimously adopted in the Polish city of Katowice.
The Paris deal will come into force in 2020.
As per Paris rulebook, the nations will promote their efforts in addressing the major climate challenge trouble for a better future.
COP24 President Michal Kurtyka of Poland said: "All nations have worked tirelessly. All nations showed their commitment. All nations can leave Katowice with a sense of pride, knowing that their efforts have paid off."
"The guidelines contained in the Katowice Climate Package provide the basis for implementing the agreement as of 2020," Kurtyka, who opened the conference's closing plenary meeting, which had been postponed close to a dozen times.
The agreed guidelines mean that countries can now establish the national systems that are needed for implementing the Paris Agreement as of 2020. The same will be done at the international level.