The 2016 Paris Climate Change Agreement opens for signature on 22 April 2016 during a ceremony convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, marking an important international push to the agreement’s timely entry into force.
Last December in Paris, world leaders came together to agree on a set of goals and pathways to decarbonize the global economy and increase capacity to adapt to climate change. It was a landmark achievement, but just the beginning. Every country – with the support of cities, the private sector, and citizens – must now move swiftly to fulfill its promises and bring climate change under control.
Over 130 countries have confirmed to United Nations headquarters that they will attend the signing ceremony, including some 60 world leaders, amongst them President Francois Hollande of France. Canada's prime minister will be there to sign.
The event will also be attended by the President of COP21, France’s Segolene Royal, and the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) , Christiana Figueres. All Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change are invited to sign the agreement. International practice is that full powers are required to sign.
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