Signature Ceremony of the Paris Climate Agreement: High-Level Luncheon

  • Overview

    On 22 April, Earth Day, world leaders will gather at the United Nations to sign the Paris Climate Agreement. Heads of State and Government are expected to attend the signature ceremony, helping to keep the global spotlight focused on climate change and build on the strong political momentum created in Paris at COP21. 

    On the occasion of this historic adoption, the UN Secretary-General will host a High-Level Luncheon bringing together Governments, business, investors, civil society and the UN to demonstrate support from all parts of society for putting the agreement into action. Organized with the support of the UN Global Compact, the Luncheon will focus on the scale and pace of the market transformation required to achieve a safer, healthier and more prosperous future for all.

    The luncheon event is now at full capacity. Registration is closed.  


    View the agenda for the High-Level Luncheon. View the programme for the Signature Ceremony of the Paris Agreement.

    Nearly 350 participants both from public and private sectors are expected to attend the Luncheon.  Participation will be at the highest level:

    • Heads of State/Government
    • CEOs or C-suite officials from business and investor groups
    • Heads of UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes
    • Heads of civil society organizations, business associations and foundations

    During the Luncheon, participants will be seated at tables of 10, each with a mix of leaders from business, investment, civil society, government and the UN.

    For more information on the Paris Climate Agreement Signing Ceremony, please visit