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Friday, 22 April 2016 14:00

Over 165 states ready to sign Paris agreement on climate

The headquarters of the United Nations in New York will today (April 22) host a ceremony of signing of the historical climate agreement which was adopted in Paris in December of the past year, Caspian Energy News ( reports with reference to the news center of the UN. Over 165 countries declared about readiness to take part in this meeting. President of France Francois Holland will be the first to sign the document. Azerbaijan is represented by the delegation headed by Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Huseynguly Bagirov.

The climate agreement was adopted at the 21st Conference of participants of the Framework Convention of the UN for Climate Change issues. It is designed to pave way towards a low-carbon and environmentally sustainable future. It contains a promise to maintain global temperature increase at 1.5 degrees.

After participation in the ceremony of signing, the representatives of the UN member states will share thoughts about the way the “road map” should be, which would yield a required result in fight against global warming, as well as will tell about the dates of ratification of the Paris agreement in their countries.

The Paris agreement on climate will gain force on the 30th day right after it has been ratified by at least 55 countries which together account for at least 55% of greenhouse gas emissions. 

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