For the agreement to enter into force, at least 55 countries, which have escaped at least 55% of global emissions, had to deposit their instruments of ratification. The Paris Agreement also provides for the renewal of national contributions at least every five years. This should enable States to set themselves increasingly ambitious targets. To contribute to the objectives of the agreement, countries presented broad national climate change plans (national contributions, NDCs). These are not yet sufficient to meet the temperature targets, but the agreement sets out the way forward for further measures. . . .