The signing ceremony for the global climate agreement will be attended by around 150 nations at U.N. headquarters next week, France’s environment minister Segolene Royal told reporters at a press conference in Washington.
The ceremony for signing the global climate agreement is scheduled for on April 22, 2016. Royal, who is officially overseeing the whole process, announced that representatives of 147 nations, including roughly 50 heads of state, have confirmed to sign the agreement.
Referring to the international meetings where global leaders hammered out the agreement, Royal said, “We have 147 confirmed to sign on April 22, including about 50 heads of state … That means that momentum for the Paris accord has not subsided.”
He added that the signing ceremony should provide global leaders with the opportunity to issue a “strong declaration” on carbon pricing policy. Global leaders have a goal to set a stable, discernible and coordinated approach to fight back global warming and climate change.
Under the agreement, the participating nations discussed how what to do to make the event “climate neutral” by decreasing emissions to the maximum possible.
At the Paris congregation, dubbed COP21 (21st Conference of Parties), nearly two hundred governments agreed to set a target of limiting global warming to well below 2.0 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) compared to pre-industrial levels. It calls for a drastic reduction in greenhouse gases to achieve that goal.