A pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions was officially announced by Slovakia, which ratified the Paris climate agreement.
As reported by The Slovak Spectator, the new document, which was passed by 106 MPs, will introduce new ways to fight climate changes that result in global warming and extreme weather patterns.
The long-term aim of the Paris climate agreement is to sustain the growth in global temperature below 2 degrees Celsius compared with the pre-industrialised era. The countries should try to limit it to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
“The priority of Slovakia’s presidency of the EU Council is to secure that the Paris agreement is ratified by all crucial states, including the EU itself, by the end of the year,” Environment Minister László Solymos was quoted as saying by Slovakia’s TASR news agency.
The Paris agreement will become valid after it is signed by at least 55 signatories of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which produce at least 55% of global emission of the greenhouse gases.
So far, the deal has been ratified by 27 countries, which produce 39% of total global emissions.