COP21: The first worldwide binding agreement

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UPDATE: According to President Obama, the climate deal that was reached in Paris is “the best chance we have to save the one planet we have”. China which in itself is a major source of pollution and India both agreed that the deal which is not completely legally binding was positive, although some observers thought that it did not go far enough.

It is going to take until 2020 for the deal to come into effect, but it is intended to curb global warming to less than 2C by the end of the century.


AFTER nearly two weeks of intensive negotiations, World leaders worked through the night to produce a draft agreement in the battle climate change.

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On December 12, Sixteen hours after the dialogs were supposed to have concluded, the delegates from 190 nations finally thrashed out the text that will be presented to ministers later today.

Laurent Fabius of the French Foreign Ministry told AFP, that once the draft had been translated into the six different official languages, it will be presented to ministers for adoption.

Fabius, who has chaired the talks, also added that the “conditions were never better” for a strong and ambitious agreement, and if there were no objections, adoption could be possible as early as this afternoon.

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