Minister of Sustainable Development Camillo Gonsalves will join delegates from over one hundred countries at a Signing Ceremony for the Paris Climate Change Agreement this week.
Some sixty world leaders are expected to sign the Agreement, which opens for signature on Friday April 22nd.
The high-level ceremony will be convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, marking an important international push on the way to the agreement’s entry into force.
All Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change are invited to sign the agreement, taking note of established international practice that full powers are required to sign.
A country’s signature on the agreement initiates the critical domestic process, on which depends its final entry into force.
The Paris Agreement will enter into force on the 30th day after the date on which at least 55 Parties to the Convention have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Depositary.