Leaders head to New York to sign Paris climate deal

The UN is now expecting over 155 countries to sign the Paris Agreement on Earth Day, shattering the previous record for number of signatures to an international agreement on a single day, Climate Home reports.

It’s 155 and counting, according to the UN. That’s the number of countries expected to sign up to the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change on Friday.

All major emitters bar Russia are listed as attending, while Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Iran will also participate. No word on Saudi Arabia or 2012 UN climate summit hosts Qatar.

Expect a tsunami of announcements this week from countries, companies and civil society. Some may be new, a lot may be repeats of previous commitments. But the intention is clear: to make some noise.

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