The US and China Will Sign a Climate Agreement of Paris in April

Bogor, April 4, 2016

The United States and China has announced to sign a climate agreement of Paris in April. The move is expected to encourage other countries formally to participate in this important agreement.

In a joint statement on Thursday (31/3), the United States and China hope that their actions can help the implementation of the Paris agreement "as soon as possible".

The agreement was designed by nearly 200 countries at last December. The agreement will be valid if signed by at least 55 countries representing 55 percent of global emissions.

The US and China as the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world along with other countries will sign the agreement on April 22, on Earth Day. UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon hopes at the beginning of this month more than 120 countries will participate in a signing ceremony at the UN headquarters.

The agreement aims to limit the warming of the earth "below two degrees celsius above pre-industrial era levels". Agreement also added that countries should strive to maintain the temperature of the earth's warming below 1.5 degrees celsius.


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