DPM Thapa signs Paris Agreement
24 April, Kathmandu:
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kamal Thapa, signed on the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change during the historic High-Level Signature Ceremony convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Friday.
The Ceremony was attended by 175 world leaders including the presidents of COP20, COP21 and COP22 (Peru, France and Morocco respectively), said a press statement issued by the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the UN, on Friday.
Addressing the opening ceremony, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged all countries to move quickly to join the Agreement at the national level so that it could enter into force as early as possible. He said, “Climate action is not a burden; indeed, it offers many benefits. The poor and most vulnerable must not suffer further from a problem they did not create.”
The Signature Ceremony was followed by two parallel sessions for national statements of the State Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), during which DPM Thapa delivered Nepal’s national statement.