Other countries have become parties to the agreement, while they have completed their national authorisation procedures. To date, 195 Contracting Parties have signed the Agreement and ratified 189. For more information on the Paris Agreement and the status of ratification, click here. The agreement includes a commitment by all countries to reduce emissions and cooperate to adapt to the effects of climate change and calls on countries to strengthen their commitments over time. The agreement provides a way for developed countries to assist developing countries in their climate change and adaptation efforts, while creating a framework to transparently monitor and report on countries` climate goals. While both the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement aim to tackle climate change, there are important differences between them. .