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Wind turbines in Nicaragua. Damon / mitchellmobius.wordpress.com

Nicaragua will officially join the Paris agreement and has presented the necessary paperwork to the UN, Vice President and first lady Rosario Murillo said on local radio Monday.

Murillo called the accord "the only instrument we have in the world that allows the unity of intentions and efforts to face up to climate change and natural disasters." Nicaragua was the only country to outright reject the agreement in 2015, arguing in favor of more drastic action to mitigate climate impacts.

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