April 29, 2016
World leaders from 175 countries signed the historic Paris climate accord on April 22, 2016 using Earth Day as a backdrop for the ceremonial inking of a long-fought deal that aims to slow the rise of harmful greenhouse gases according to this USA Today report.
“We are in a race against time,” U.N. secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the gathering at the United Nation’s headquarters in New York. “The era of consumption without consequences is over.”
The non-binding treaty, approved in Paris in December after years of U.N. climate negations, aims to slow the rise of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, blamed for putting Earth on a dangerous warming path.
The deal sets a target of limiting global warming by 2100 to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees F), as compared to pre-industrial levels. To accomplish that, each nation sets its own target for reducing emissions and updates that mark each year.
The signing sets a record for the number of countries signing an agreement on the first available day, the Associated Press reported.
What this means to you
World leaders from 175 countries signed the Paris climate accord on April 22, 2016 (Earth Day) at the United Nations, setting a record for the number of countries signing an agreement on the first available day. The deal sets a target of limiting global warming by 2100 to below 2 degrees Celsius.
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