Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa is today set to deposit at the UN, the instruments for ratification for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
This is the pact that 195 countries adopted in the French capital Paris last December to combat global carbon emissions.
Kutesa signed Uganda’s instrument of ratification on 15th September in Kampala after it was opened for signature on 22 April 2016 at a high-level signature ceremony.
At this ceremony, 174 states and the European Union signed, 15 states also deposited their instruments of ratification.
According to the UN so far there are 180 signatories to the Agreement.
Of these, 27 States have deposited their instruments of ratification.
The Paris Agreement will enter into force 30 days after at least 55 countries, accounting for 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions, deposit their instruments of ratification or acceptance with the UN Secretary General.