Earth Day 2016 is a very special day for the world as 150 countries are signing the Paris Climate Change Agreement at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. In history, this is the biggest event to take place where several countries pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions quickly and help all countries build a sustainable future for their citizens. The signing period will remain open for a year.

The agreement entails that each country will work towards limiting the temperature rise overall to below 2 degrees Celsius and has to submit plans for how it plans to meet the goals of the pact.

This pact is only the beginning in the fight against climate change.

It’s time to act, now.