The Riksdag approves the Paris Climate Agreement

Published: 12 October 2016 at 17.14

The Riksdag has approved the Paris Climate Agreement, thereby approving the Government's proposal. This means that Sweden, through the Government, can now ratify the Paris Agreement.

In December last year, the countries of the world agreed on a new global climate agreement at the Climate Change Conference in Paris. If the Agreement is to begin to apply, at least 55 parties who together account for 55 per cent of emissions need to ratify the Agreement.

In November, a Climate Change Conference will be held in Marrakesh, Morocco. Since a sufficient number of countries have already ratified the Agreement, a first Conference of the Parties (COP 22) will be held on the Paris Agreement. All the parties who ratified the Agreement are permitted to attend the Conference.