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Paris Agreement on Climate Change close to entry into force threshold

United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon expressed his confidence on Wednesday, 21 September 2016, that the Paris Agreement will enter into force before he leaves office at the end of the year. Mr. Ban was speaking shortly after receiving instruments of ratification from 31 new State Parties, bringing the total number of countries to have ratified the Paris Agreement to 60.

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Fiji pushes to ratify IMO's Bunker Oil Pollution Convention

  Ratifying the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution will allow Fiji to be fully compensated for pollution damage caused by oil spills from fuel carried in ships' bunkers, The Fiji Times ONLINE reports. These were the comments of Ministry of Transport deputy secretary Lui Naisara as he presented his submission on the convention to the Standing Committee on Defence and Foreign Affairs. Currently, Fiji's non-party status to the convention means the country and people affected by pollution damage from ships' bunkers spills cannot claim compensation. "Fiji will only be able to fully utilise the compensation for pollution damage framework under the IMO Bunker Convention, 2001, once it becomes a party to the convention," Mr Naisara said. He explained the convention applied to damage caused by oil spills from bunker ships including any damage to the territorial seas and exclusive economic zones of State Parties. Source: The Fiji Times ONLINEIn the start, I was frank with you propecia before and after has changed my subsistence. It has become much more fun, and now I have to run. Just as it is fabulous to sit.

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