Entry into Force of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

4 November, UN Headquarters in New York

The landmark Paris Agreement to address climate change, adopted by world leaders last December at the Climate Conference in Paris (COP21), will officially enter into force on 4 November, before the opening of COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco, from 7 to 18 November. The agreement sets a course for all countries to limit global temperature rise and to strengthen resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change. The entry into force of the Paris Agreement marks the beginning of a new chapter for humankind and demonstrates that countries are serious about addressing climate change.

To commemorate this historic day for people and the planet, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will invite representatives of civil society groups to a conversation with him at the UN Headquarters. This meeting will provide civil society groups with the opportunity to share with the Secretary-General how their organizations will contribute to the objectives of the Paris Agreement, as well as their visions and concerns.

Who:
– United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
– Representatives of civil society groups

What: Discussion with civil society organization on the Entry into Force
of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

When: Friday 4 November, 10-10:45 a.m. EDT

Where: Conference Room 8, UN Headquarters or live through http://webtv.un.org

Media contact
UN Department of Public Information
Dan Shepard, T: +1 (212) 963-9495 | E: shepard@un.org