UN Expects More Than 130 Countries To Sign Paris Climate Agreement

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The UN is expecting more than 130 nations to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement later this month in New York.

UN-1According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, over 130 countries have confirmed their attendance for the upcoming signing of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which will be held in New York on April 22. The event is expected to play host to over 60 world leaders and other luminaries, including the President of COP21, France’s Segolene Royal, and the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Christiana Figueres, and will be convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The Paris Agreement was successfully agreed upon back in December at the end of nearly two weeks of intense discussion and bickering at the COP21 meetings in Paris.

Earlier this month, China, India, and the US each announced that they would be signing the Paris Agreement, which mandates a global action plan to limit global warming to 2° Celsius.

In response to China’s agreement to sign the Agreement, Ban Ki-moon thanked “the People’s Republic of China” for “calling for entry into force of the Agreement as early as possible.”

“The Secretary-General thanks China for its continued strong leadership in promoting global cooperation, grounded in ambitious national action, on climate change. The Secretary-General is encouraged by the strong political momentum from the more than 130 countries that have confirmed their intention to sign the Paris Agreement on 22 April, and urges all other countries to join them in the Signing Ceremony at the United Nations.”

According to the UN’s Framework, the “Paris Agreement will enter into force on the 30th day after the date on which at least 55 Parties to the Convention accounting in total for at least an estimated 55 % of total global greenhouse gas emissions have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Depositary.”

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