Pakistan becomes the 104th country in the world to ratify the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change at a ceremony held at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
UN Maleeha Lodhi deposited the Instrument of Ratification signed by the President of Pakistan."With the ratification, Pakistan has become 104th countryto ratify the agreement, which entered into force earlier this month," the Foreign Office said in a statement on Friday.
The agreement obliges member states to keep global warming below 2 centigrade regarded as the threshold for safety by experts and scientists. Pakistan's ratification is in line with its firm commitment to the purposes and objectives of the Climate Convention. It also highlights the resolve of Pakistan to remain fully committed to the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the statement said.
It said that Pakistan played a leading role in the Climate Change negotiations. The Prime Minister of Pakistanhad himself led the delegation to Paris last December wherePakistan joined the international consensus on Climate Change.
This ratification by Pakistan also coincides with the ongoing Marrakesh Climate Change Conference, which is intendedto take important decisions for the comprehensiveimplementation of the Paris Agreement and maintain themomentum achieved in Paris and subsequently, it added.