Just like the British vote to leave the EU, the Paris Pact could be delayed.  However, on 4 October 2016, the European Parliament approved the ratification of the Paris Agreement and the European Union deposited its instruments of ratification on 5 October 2016 with several Eu Member States.  From November 30 to December 11, 2015, France hosted representatives from 196 countries at the United Nations Climate Change (UN) Conference, one of the largest and most ambitious global meetings ever organized. The goal was nothing less than a binding and universal agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions to a level that would prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2°C (3.6°F) above the temperature level set before the start of the Industrial Revolution. Since Mr.