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Climate change: COP24 deal to bring Paris pact to life

December 16, 2018 5:12 am
COP24 deal to bring Paris pact to life [Source: BBC]

Negotiators in Poland have finally secured agreement on a range of measures that will make the Paris climate pact operational in 2020.

Last-minute rows over carbon markets threatened to derail the meeting – and delayed it by a day.

Delegates believe the new rules will ensure that countries keep their promises to cut carbon.

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The Katowice agreement aims to deliver the Paris goals of limiting global temperature rises to well below 2C.

“Putting together the Paris agreement work programme is a big responsibility,” said the chairman of the talks, known as COP24, Michal Kurtyka.

“It has been a long road. We did our best to leave no-one behind.”

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