Ghana's minister for foreign affairs and regional integration, Hanna Tetteh has signed the Paris Agreement in combating climate change at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) in New York.
The agreement was approved by the 196 Parties (countries) to the United Nations Framework Convention of the Climate Change (UNFCCC) in COP21 in Paris on Dec. 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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With each country's signing of the agreement, they must also submit a proposal plan for actions for the agreement to be effective. This process takes many different forms and can be quick or longer, depending on the internal practices of each country.