The UK government won high praise six months
ago for taking a leading role in the successful
Paris climate change agreement, the first legally
binding commitment on curbing carbon emissions
by all 195 United Nations countries.
Norway has become the first industrialised nation
to formally ratify the Paris Agreement, after
its ambassador Geir Pederson deposited its "instrument
of ratification" to the UN's climate change Secretariat
On 22 June 2016, Energy Union Vice-President
Maroš Šefcovic and Michael R. Bloomberg, UN Secretary-General’s
Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change and
founder of Bloomberg LP, announced the launch
of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate &
Energy in Brussels.