High-level guests, solemn speeches and a warm applause. All this was present on Tuesday afternoon at the ceremony surrounding Parliament’s historic vote in favour of the Paris climate agreement and the signature paving the way for it to enter into force. Take a look at our slideshow to see how it happened.

In our slide show you will find the highlights of the ceremony, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, COP21 President Ségolène Royal and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, a short round of speeches, the vote by MEPs and the formal signature by Parliament President Martin Schulz.