Ethiopia inks historic Paris climate deal

PMEthiopia has signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.  Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn signed the historic deal at the United Nations Headquarters on Friday (April 22, 2016). The agreement was also signed by 175 world leaders. In the event, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, “This is a moment in history.” “Today you are signing a new covenant with the future,” he added. Held on Earth Day, the milestone event comes four months after the deal was clinched in Paris and marks the first step toward binding countries to the promises they made to cut greenhouse gas emissions.