Dominica joined over 150 countries in signing the ‘Paris Agreement on Climate Change’ at UN on April 22
Health & Environment Minister Kenneth Darroux joined representatives of more than one hundred and fifty (150) countries who signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change on Friday April, 22 2016, at the UN.
The signing ceremony was convened by UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York.
The Paris Agreement, which was adopted at the Climate Change Summit in Paris in December 2015, signals the commitment of the international community to combat climate change and its wide-ranging effects.
By signing the agreement, Dominica and the other countries gain access to technology transfer and financial, technical and capacity building support, for adaptation and mitigation activities to address the impact of climate change.
The signing ceremony coincided with the celebration of Earth Day, which is earmarked annually, for global recognition of the need for protection of the environment.
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