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High-Level Signature Ceremony for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

22 April 2016 | UN Headquarters, New York

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A view of the UN headquarters complex, venue of the High-Level Signature Ceremony for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

A view of the UN headquarters complex, venue of the
High-Level Signature Ceremony for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

The Paris Agreement will be open for signature at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 22 April 2016 to 21 April 2017.

On 22 April 2016, a high-level signature ceremony will be convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The ceremony will also be attended by UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties President Ségolène Royal and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres. Well over 100 Parties to the Convention are expected to sign the Paris Agreement during the ceremony.

Signing the Paris Agreement indicates the intention of a Party to the Convention to take steps to express its consent to be bound by the Agreement. A separate act is required to express a Party’s consent to be bound. This act consists of the deposit of an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Depositary.

The Paris Agreement shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the date on which at least 55 Parties to the Convention accounting in total for at least an estimated 55% of the total global greenhouse gas emissions have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Depositary.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided web coverage and a briefing note from the Paris Climate Agreement Signing Ceremony. Our briefing note is available in HTML and PDF
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