Bahamas ratifies historic Paris climate agreement

The Bahamas has become the latest nation to ratify the historic Paris climate agreement. That takes the total number of countries to 23 – accounting for 1.08% of total global […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The Bahamas has become the latest nation to ratify the historic Paris climate agreement.

That takes the total number of countries to 23 – accounting for 1.08% of total global greenhouse gas emissions.

After 195 nations agreed the climate deal at COP21 last year, it was signed by more than 170 nations including the UK in April.

Kenred Dorsett, Minister for Environment and Housing said: “The ratification of the Paris Agreement is a historic step forward in the fight against climate change. My Ministry is proud to be at the forefront of the fight, making decisions that will positively impact Bahamians’ lives for generation to come.”

Norway, Belgium and Maldives are among other countries that have ratified the agreement.

Global investors controlling more than $13 trillion (£9.75tn) in assets are calling on the G20 nations to ratify the Paris Agreement.