Nicaragua Signs Paris Climate Agreement

Central American country Nicaragua has signed the Paris Agreement on climate change, leaving the United States and Syria as the only two countries holing out to sign this global climate pact.

According to Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega, the Paris Agreement is the only international mechanism that offers the conditions to face global warming and its effects. Previously, Nicaragua refused to sign the agreement on the grounds that it did not require to combat global warming.
Important Takeaways from Above News for IBPS PO Mains Exam-
  • President Donald Trump on 1 June 2017 withdrew the United States from the landmark 2015 Paris agreement to fight climate change.
  • Till June 2017, 195 UNFCCC members have signed the agreement, 148 of which have ratified it.
Source- The Guardian