Belarusian president Alyaksandr Lukashenka signed the decree on the passing of the Paris Agreement adopted at the 21st session of the Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris on 12 December 2015.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection has been authorized to fulfill Belarus’ obligations within the framework of the Paris Agreement while the Council of Ministers is to take measures for its implementation, news agency BelTA reports.
At the Paris climate conference in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. The Paris agreement sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C. On 22 April 2016 (Earth Day), 174 countries signed the agreement in New York,and began adopting it within their own legal systems (through ratification, acceptance, approval, or accession).