The President of the Republic, Michel Temer, deposited today, September 21, the Instrument of Ratification of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Paris Agreement), in an event held by the UN Secretary General, at the headquarters of the organization, in New York.
The deposit of the Instrument concludes the process of ratification by Brazil and constitutes an important contribution to the entry into force of the historic Agreement.
The speed of the domestic ratification procedure reaffirms Brazil's commitment to the global effort to combat climate change, and reflects the consensus on the Brazilian society over the importance and urgency of the matter.
Brazil actively participated in the negotiations that culminated in the Agreement, and always sought to broaden the ambition of the Agreement through its own actions at national level.
The Paris Agreement, concluded at the Paris Climate Conference (COP-21), in December 2015, and signed by Brazil on April 22, 2016, represents an unequivocal step forward in the global effort to combat climate change.
The Agreement establishes an ambitious, balanced and lasting milestone to guide the actions to combat climate change in all countries and the international support to developing countries. In strengthening the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Agreement also represents the importance of multilateralism as a legitimate tool to address one of the greatest challenges humanity faces today.
For the Paris Agreement to enter into Force, it is necessary that 55 countries, representing 55% of the global emissions, deposit their instruments of ratification.