What’s happening on Earth Day? The #ParisAgreement Signing ceremony in NYC

United Nations Paris Climate Agreement Signing Ceremony 22 April 2016

To keep the global spotlight focused on climate change and build on the strong political momentum from Paris, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited representatives of all countries to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change at a special Ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters on 22 April. The Signing Ceremony takes place on the first day that the Agreement will be open for signatures, marks the first step toward ensuring that the Agreement enters into legal force as quickly as possible.

How can you take part on social media? Join in using the #ParisAgreement hashtag.

Additional additional information for attendees, including world leaders, is here.

#Climate2014 – 3 Questions for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Ahead of this month’s UN Climate Summit, we asked our social media fans and followers to send in questions for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Thanks to all who submitted questions!

The Secretary-General recorded three answers. See them here:

Luciana Bernardes from Brazil asked on Twitter:

“Can we still reverse climate change?”


Cassie Shan from China asked on Weibo:

“To combat climate change, we need a green economy which is costly. Therefore how can the international community help to support countries that are not affluent enough to develop the green economy?”


Cynthia Song from the United States asked on Facebook:

“Business/economics interest often conflicts with the environmental agenda – how can (or how does) the UN resolve this conflict and help keep both sides happy?”

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