As many as 175 countries, including Eritrea, China and the US, signed the Paris Agreement on climate change at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday.
Eritrea’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Ambassador Girma Asmerom signed the agreement on behalf of Eritrea representing President Isaias Afwerki.
Yesterday was the first day of the signing ceremony that coincides with “International Mother Earth Day”.
The agreement will be open for signature for one year – till April 21, 2017.
The signing ceremony comes on the heels of a successful adoption of Paris climate deal by 195 countries in Paris on December 12, 2015.
At least 55 countries that account for an estimated 55 per cent of the total global greenhouse gas emissions will have to ratify the agreement before it enters into force.