“Today we continued to show leadership and prove that together the European Union can deliver,” Juncker said.
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The European Parliament Tuesday approved the Paris accord to fight climate change, tipping it over the threshold needed for the global deal to enter into force.European Union approval, expected to be signed off on by the bloc's 28 nations this week, will lift the deal over the required level of nations representing at least 55 percent of global emissions to enter into force.Ratification by the EU, which accounts for about 12 percent of global emissions, is expected to be deposited with the U.N. by Friday.EU leaders agreed a legislative shortcut to fast-track approval of the Paris accord to avoid lagging behind other nations in backing the global pact it championed.62 nations accounting for almost 52 percent of global emissions have ratified.
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