Russia's Medvedev ratifies Paris Climate Accord

Russia's Medvedev ratifies Paris Climate Accord

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a Cabinet resolution on ratifying the Paris climate agreement.

"Let's start with an important document - I signed a government resolution, it concerns the adoption of the Paris climate agreement," Medvedev said at a meeting with deputy prime ministers, Sputnik reported.

Russia signed the agreement on 22 April 2016. 195 nations and the European Union have signed the Agreement by now. However, ten nations are still yet to ratify the deal.

The deal aims to limit global average temperatures to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The agreement also aims to create more financing for lowering greenhouse gas emissions and support more climate-resilient development.