Paris Climate Agreement signing ceremony
United Nations Secretary 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 will mark the first step toward ensuring that the Paris Agreement enters into force as early as possible, that is why it takes place on the first day that the Agreement will be open for signatures. The agreement will enter into force 30 days after at least 55 countries deposit their instruments of ratification or acceptance.
A record number of countries - more than 130 - have confirmed that they will sign the Paris Agreement on 22 April and more countries have informally indicated that they will sign the agreement, with the numbers increasing rapidly each week. Over 60 Heads of State and Government will attend the ceremony, demonstrating the continued high level of engagement by world leaders to accept and implement the Paris Agreement.
How could we make our students understand the importance of this moment for the Earth? A possible activity to do at school is following the live broadcast of the ceremony through social networks and invite each of the students to spread the contents of the Paris climate agreement