Pakistan signs Paris Climate Change accord at high level ceremony

UNITED NATIONS, April 22 (APP): Pakistan Friday signed the
Paris Agreement on climate change that commits nearly every
country to lowering planet warming greenhouse gas emissions to help stave off the most drastic effects of global warming.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan inked the agreement
on behalf of the Government of Pakistan at a high level ceremony in the spacious hall of UN General Assembly.

In doing so, the minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s support
to the “historic” Paris agreement, adopted at the United
Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), where 195 countries
endorsed the first ever universal, legally binding global climate
deal in December last. Today’s ceremony—also making the Earth Day
• was convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon.