175 Parties sign Paris Climate Agreement
175 Parties (174 countries and the European Union) signed up to the Paris Climate Agreement at a ceremony at UN Headquarters, on 22 April, 2016, on Earth Day. This number far exceeded the historical record for first-day signatures to an international agreement.
Some 60 Heads of State and Government, including President of the French Republic, Mr. François Hollande, and Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn, participated in the signature ceremony.
List of signatory countries for 22 April : here.
On the margins of the ceremony, COP21 President, Mrs. Ségolène Royal, took part in several high-level side-events in New York:
High-level Forum on "The Africa We Want in 2030, 2063 and Beyond", organized by the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, the African Union Commission and the Government of Sweden;
International Solar Alliance Event, organized by India and France, with the participation of the Ethiopian Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change;
Conference on “The Ocean, a Solution for Climate Change and Sustainable Development”, with the signature of a partnership agreement between France and the World Bank to overcome coastal erosion in West Africa;
High-Level Event on Climate Implementation, with a special focus on access to sustainable energy in Africa.
More details : here