France is the first country to approve climate agreement procedure

France is the first country to approve climate agreement procedure

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French Parliament has unanimously passed the bill proposed by Minister of the Environment, Ségolène Royal, calling the government to approve the COP 21 agreement

The French Parliament, on May 17, voted unanimously to pass the bill for the approval of the protocol proposed in Paris during COP 21. After having hosted the conference, France is thus confirming its will to lead other countries in following up on the agreements, before passing on the torch to Morocco, the country set to host the COP next December.
Presenting the bill was the Minister of the Environment; Ségolène Royal, who also called for the other nations, that have signed the agreement, to follow France’s example by the end of June. For the climate agreement to come into force, in fact, it must be approved by at least 55 of the countries involved in the UNFCCC negotiations, and these 55 countries must also cover at least 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions.