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Pakistan to sign Climate Change pact

New York: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan will, on behalf of the Government of Pakistan, sign the Paris Agreement on climate change at a high-level ceremony on Friday at United Nations (UN) Headquarters. 

More than 150 countries are expected sign the historic Paris agreement at the ceremony convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

UN officials say the signing ceremony will set a record for international diplomacy never before have so many countries inked an agreement on the first day of the signing period.

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP-21 was held in December 2015 in Paris, where 195 countries adopted the first ever universal, legally binding global climate deal.

Pakistan joined the consensus in Paris in line with its firm commitment to the purposes and objective of the Climate Convention.

Although Pakistan’s contribution to global warming is very little, it is extremely vulnerable to its adverse impacts, as overall temperature has increased.