This evening, from 18: 30 the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the banks of Paris will light up to celebrate the entry into force of the Paris agreement on climate.
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To mark the entry into force, Paris will host the COP21, illuminera Friday night in green, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the banks of the Seine. The public buildings will be lit in other cities of the world, including Brussels (the european Commission), Marrakech, New Delhi, Sao Paulo, Adelaide.
However, this pace undreamed should not hide the tremendous efforts that the countries will need to do now to meet the goal of limiting the rise of the thermometer world “well below 2°C” as compared to before the industrial Revolution. Knowing that the average temperature of the planet has already gained almost 1°C – and even more so in the Arctic or the Mediterranean – the time is running out, do not cease to repeat the climatologists.
The president of the French Republic has welcomed the “a historic day for the planet”. To enter into force, the agreement must be ratified by 55 countries representing at least 55% of greenhouse gas emissions. This happened faster than expected, these thresholds have been crossed as early as October. today, 97 of the 192 States have signed the treaty have ratified.
to get to cap the warming below 2°C, greenhouse gas emissions must stop growing, and be reduced from 40% to 70% between 2010 and 2050 according to the climate experts.