UN / PARIS AGREEMENT

04-Nov-2016 00:02:47
On the occasion of the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that “history” was made today in “humankind’s efforts to combat climate change.” UNIFEED / FILE
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DATELINE: 04 NOVEMBER 2016, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

04 NOVEMBER 2016, NEW YORK CITY

2. Pan Right, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon walks up to podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, United Nations:
“Today we make history in humankind’s efforts to combat climate change. The landmark Paris Agreement on climate change has entered into force. At a time of record heat, member states embraced this new global agreement in record time. This is a momentous day for all of us.”

FILE - 30 NOVEMBER 2015, PARIS FRANCE

4. Wide shot, French and UN flags
5. Wide shot, Chinese President Xi Jinping being greeted by French President François Hollande
6. Wide shot, press
7. Wide shot, US President Barack Obama shaking hands with the Secretarty-General

04 NOVEMBER 2016, NEW YORK CITY

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, United Nations:
“With each new ratification the reach of the Paris Agreement is growing. Just this week, Gabon, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa and Viet Nam joined, which makes almost 100 countries, accounting for 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, accounted together.”

FILE - 12 DECEMBER 2015, PARIS, FRANCE

9. Med shot, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announcing agreement and gavelling
10. Wide shot, Al Gore and delegates applauding
11. Wide shot, dais and attendants standing and applauding
12. Med shot, delegates applauding

04 NOVEMBER 2016, NEW YORK CITY

13. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, United Nations:
“Now is the time to strengthen global resolve, do what science demands and seize the opportunity to build a safer, more sustainable world for all. We are the first generation to really feel the effects of climate change – and the last that can prevent its worst consequences. Today shows us what is possible when we join forces for our common future. Thank you very much for your commitment.”

04 NOVEMBER 2016, NEW YORK CITY

14. Various shots, Christiana Figueres, Laurent Fabius, Ban Ki-moon, president Hollande applauding and celebrating
STORYLINE
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that “history” was made today in “humankind’s efforts to combat climate change.”

On the occasion of the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Ban Ki-moon said that at a time of record heat, member states “embraced this new global agreement in record time.”

He noted that “just this week, Gabon, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa and Viet Nam joined, which makes almost 100 countries, accounting for 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, accounted together.”

Ban noted the challenge of sustaining the momentum that has propelled the Agreement into force.

He said “now is the time to strengthen global resolve, do what science demands and seize the opportunity to build a safer, more sustainable world for all.”

The Secretary-General marked the entry into force by meeting with civil society representatives, thanking them for their contributions and to hear their ideas on how to put the Paris Agreement into action.

The Paris agreement was adopted on 12 June 2015.

For the new universal climate change agreement to come into effect, the 196 Parties to the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) needed to adopt the outcome document.

The threshold for entry into force of the Paris Agreement , 55 ratifications, was reached on 5 October 2016.
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