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Minister for energy, utilities and climate, Mr. Lars Christian Lilleholt, signed the Paris Agreement on climate change at the High-Level Signature Ceremony for the Paris Agreement, April 22 2016, in the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Headed by the Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon and COP21 President, President Hollande of France, the signing ceremony was a momentous occasion where world leaders reminded each other of their commitments and hard work that lies ahead in implementing the agreement. The signing marks a crucial step towards ratifying the agreement that will be the foundations for a greener future.
Minister Lilleholt signed the Paris agreement on behalf of Denmark, accompanied by the executive director of the UNFCCC, Christina Figueres, and later presented the Danish national statement, together with his colleagues from the United Nations Member States.
You can read the speech given by the Danish Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate, here.