UPDATE 1-Views on Paris climate deal signing: "A step on a long journey"

April 22, 2016 3:16 PM

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BARCELONA, April 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Around 170 countries are set to sign the Paris agreement on climate change in New York on Friday, signalling their commitment to put the landmark deal to curb global temperature rise into practice.

Environment and development groups praised the political will demonstrated by the high-level event, which they said was an important step towards implementation of the agreement.

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