Azerbaijan signs Paris Climate Agreement

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Baku, April 23, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan was one of the 175 countries that signed the historic Paris Agreement on climate change at the UN headquarters in New York.

On the instructions of President Ilham Aliyev, the Paris Agreement of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was signed on behalf of Azerbaijan by Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Huseyn Baghirov.

The agreement was approved by the 196 Parties to the UNFCCC in COP21 in Paris on December 12, 2015. In the agreement, all countries pledged to work to limit the temperature rise overall below 2 degrees Celsius, but are aiming to achieve a temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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