A day-long celebration will today mark the opening for signature of the Paris Climate Change Agreement at the United Nations headquarters in New York, with more than 160 countries having expressed their intention to sign the agreement.
Events will start at 8.30 am EST with an opening ceremony in the UN General Assembly Hall. The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon will open and close the ceremony.
The signing ceremony will take place from 9.50 am to 1 pm when the Paris Agreement will be officially signed by over 160 representatives of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
In parallel to the signature, country representatives will give national statements.
The celebration on 22 April has been preceded by a high-level debate on climate and sustainability goals on 21 April.