Nicaragua set to sign Paris climate deal

Nicaragua is to sign the Paris climate agreement, leaving only the US and Syria outside the global pact. Under the agreement, nations across the globe pledged to keep rising global […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Nicaragua is to sign the Paris climate agreement, leaving only the US and Syria outside the global pact.

Under the agreement, nations across the globe pledged to keep rising global temperatures “well below” 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

Nicaragua had previously rejected the agreement, arguing it did not go far enough to tackle the issue.

However, Vice President Rosario Murillo has been reported as saying: “It is the only instrument we have in the world that allows the unity of intentions and efforts to face up to climate change and natural disasters.”

Earlier this year, the US officially notified the UN of its intention to withdraw from the climate pact.