OSLO Oct 5 A global agreement on climate change
meant to shift the world economy from fossil fuels will enter
into force after passing a required threshold on Wednesday with
backing from European nations, a U.N. website showed.
Support for the Paris Agreement has widened to nations
representing 56.75 percent of world greenhouse gas emissions,
above the 55 percent needed for entry into force, it showed. The
deal will formally enter into force in 30 days' time.
The European Parliament endorsed the deal this week,
enabling several European Union nations to ratify, and the
agreement already has support from other major emitters led by
China, the United States and India.
(Reporting By Alister Doyle, Editing by Angus MacSwan)