Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Volodymyr Yelchenko on behalf of Ukraine signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the UN Headquarters in New York on Friday.
"Historical moment: Ukraine signed Paris Agreement on Climate Change," reads Twitter account of the Ukrainian Mission to UN.
Thus, Ukraine has joined other members of the international community in signing the Paris Agreement.
The UN News Center reports that the Paris Agreement "will enter into force 30 days after at least 55 countries, accounting for at least 55 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, deposit their instruments of ratification or acceptance with the Secretary-General."
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"After signing the agreement, leaders will deliver their national statements, having been asked by the Secretary-General to, among other things, provide an update on how their Governments will implement their national climate plans and integrate them into their overall sustainable development plans; and indicate their Governments' timetable for ratifying the Agreement," it said.
The Paris Agreement was adopted by all 196 parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris on December 12, 2015.
The 196 signatories set the goal of working together to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius by 2100, compared to the pre-industrial era, and to strive for 1.5 degrees Celsius.