Paris climate change agreement: the world’s greatest diplomatic success

Paris climate change agreement: the world’s greatest diplomatic success

US secretary of state, John Kerry, talks with China’s special representative on climate change Xie Zhenhua. Photograph: Xinhua / Barcroft Media In the final meeting of the Paris talks on climate change on Saturday night, the debating chamber was full and the atmosphere tense. Ministers from 196 countries sat behind their country nameplates, aides flocking them, with observers packed into the overflowing hall. World leaders hail Paris...

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COP21 climate change summit reaches deal in Paris

COP21 climate change summit reaches deal in Paris

Science & Environment 13 December 2015 Media captionThe BBC’s Daniel Boettcher explains what is included in the climate change deal A deal to attempt to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2C has been agreed at the climate change summit in Paris after two weeks of intense negotiations. The pact is the first to commit all countries to cut carbon emissions. The agreement is partly legally binding and partly...

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Coal lobby chief: COP21 means ‘we will be hated like slave traders’

Manifestation lors de la COP21 : Greenpeace transforme l’Arc de Triomphe en soleil. Une atteinte à l’État de droit, selon Brian Ricketts. EXCLUSIVE / The coal industry’s European lobbying association has said that the landmark deal to cap global warming at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris means the sector “will be hated and vilified, in the same way that slave traders were once hated and...

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