The United States is now the only country in the world that remains opposed to the Paris Climate Agreement as a Syrian delegate has announced during a plenary session of the current climate talks in Bonn that Syria is ready to send its ratification of the Paris Agreement to the United Nations.

The other previous holdout to the deal, Nicaragua, announced its ratification of the climate agreement last month.

The Paris agreement, which has so far been ratified by 162 signatories out of a total of 197, entered into force on November 4, 2016. The agreement serves to outline the participants’ ambitions and plans for reducing emissions, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and sets the goal to keep the increase in average global temperature at below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). 

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