April 23, 2016

Eritrea signs the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Eritrea signs the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Eritrea signed the Paris Agreement on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change yesterday 22 April at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Eritrea’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Ambassador Girma Asmerom signed the agreement on behalf of Eritrea representing President Isaias Afwerki.

The signing ceremony comes on the heels of a successful adoption of Paris climate deal by 195 countries in Paris on December 12, 2015. At least 55 countries that account for an estimated 55 percent of the total global greenhouse gas emissions will have to ratify the agreement before it enters into force.

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