Against the backdrop of international climate negotiations in Marrakesh in November 2016, the UK ratified the Paris Agreement " as a sign of the continued commitment to climate action across the world". The Paris Agreement provides a framework for governments as well as business and investors to keep global warming well below 2°C, pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C.

See the Government news release about it. Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, said:

The UK is ratifying the historic Paris Agreement so that we can help to accelerate global action on climate change and deliver on our commitments to create a safer, more prosperous future for us all.

Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, said:

The Paris Agreement sends a clear signal that cutting emissions globally will not only help countries respond to the impact of climate change, but it is also compatible with economic growth.

Greg Clark's speech at Energy UK on 11 November, 2016 is also an encouraging read.