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UN: delegates set to sign historic climate change deal

UN: delegates set to sign historic climate change deal
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By Euronews with UNITED NATIONS, EARTH DAY, REUTERS
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Delegates from more than 165 states are at the United Nations in New York to sign an historic deal to slow down climate change. #EarthDay - the

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Delegates from more than 165 states are at the United Nations in New York to sign an historic deal to slow down climate change.

#EarthDay - the #GlobalGoals call for climate action, while ensuring no one is left behind https://t.co/QBCLWpqu1Apic.twitter.com/TMIzqjaPRr

— United Nations (@UN) April 22, 2016

It comes four months after the agreement was made at COP 21 in Paris.

A signature from all the states represented will break the record for the most countries to endorse a UN international accord on day one.

Many nations still need to hold a parliamentary vote to formally ratify the pact. To enter into force, it needs the approval of 55 percent of states.

Earth Day

The signing, which coincides with Earth Day, commits the world’s largest economies to keeping temperature rises below two degrees and to maintaining them as close as possible to 1.5 degrees.

#EarthDay isn't just one day - it's a movement! The planet is in your hands. Thanks for helping Red go "green!"https://t.co/A72yo1SJzr

— United Nations (@UN) April 22, 2016

#EarthDay Since 2001, I've been covered with a lead-free paint to guarantee environmental protection. pic.twitter.com/PbEXbDTyIC

— La tour Eiffel (@LaTourEiffel) April 22, 2016

Happy #EarthDay! Because all actions matter today and everyday, #AppsforEarth: https://t.co/HPXNoiUeYkpic.twitter.com/pKfktpxWTq

— WWF (@WWF) April 22, 2016

Today is #EarthDay. I'm proud to live & have the job to share with you the North of England, the best place on Earth pic.twitter.com/kSfaSGZLsQ

— PAUL KINGSTON (@PaulKingstonNNP) April 22, 2016

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