The Armenian delegation was missing at the signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in the UN Headquarters on 22 April.
At the summit in December on Climate Change – COP 21 in Paris, Armenia took part at the level of president, who made a speech. While preparing to the Paris summit, in 2015 the Armenian Government undertook commitments on the INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions)and supported the international process not to allow temperature increase in the atmosphere more than 1.5 degrees.
The signing ceremony was opened by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, who said that the era of consumption without consequences was over. He called for the international community to intensify efforts to decarbonize our economies. The President of France François Hollande was the first to put his signature under the agreements. Hollywood actor Leonardo Dicaprio also took part in the signing ceremony, as he stated to be an active supported and advocates measures on reducing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. Out of the South Caucasus countries Georgia and Azerbaijan took part in the signing ceremony represented by Environmental Ministers, who put their signatures under the agreement.
This agreements intends to mobilise USD 100 billion per year by 2020 to allot to the developing countries for the solution to the climate problems. The new agreement will come to replace the Kyoto protocol adopted in 1997 in addition to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
14:39 April 25, 2016