The Paris Agreement was adopted on 12 December 2015 at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change (UNFCCC) in Paris, France. The agreement entered into force on 4th November 2016 after at least 55 Parties to the Convention accounting in total for at least an estimated 55% of the total global greenhouse gas emissions have ratified the agreement.
As per the Article 10(25) of the Constitution of Kingdom of Bhutan 2008; the agreement was submitted to Parliament for ratification after fulfilling the requirements under the Rules of Treaty Making, 2016.
Bhutan signed the Paris agreement on 22 April 2016 and submitted the agreement to be considered for ratification to the Parliament during its 8th Session of the Second Parliament in 2016. The agreement was ratified by the National Assembly on 24 November 2016.
Thereafter, the agreement was submitted to the 19th session of the National Council and on 12 May 2017 was endorsed accordingly. Based on the ratification of both houses, the Paris Agreement has now been submitted for Royal consent.
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