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BREAKING: Success In Paris At The COP21 Climate Talks!

The world now has its first universally accepted plan to limit climate change. The new agreement will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from human activities in order to curtail dangerous atmospheric warming and related climate changes.

BBC News tweet from Leo Hickman (twitter)

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BBC News reported at 3:40 am UTC Saturday (10:40 pm EST Friday) that the UN’s Paris COP21 has agreed on all aspects of a world climate treaty after two weeks of international negotiations.

Eiffel Tower lit up gold for COP21 (twitter)An official in the office of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said “We have a text to present.” The official told the AFP news agency that the presidential draft would be presented to ministers on Saturday at 10:30 UTC. It’s now scheduled for 11:30.

The new pact will replace the non-universal Kyoto Protocol, and it will hold all 195 nations to a common reporting system. No details of the agreement have been released so far, BBC reports. However, it’s clear that negotiators have come to terms with the final thorny questions about climate finance, a transparent review process, and the long-term goal of climate amelioration.

Three other news sources have just confirmed the BBC report. We’ll present more details as they become available.

*** See UPDATE at this link! ***

Adieu fossil fuels! (EPA via BBC)

 

 
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covers environmental, health, renewable and conventional energy, and climate change news. She's currently on the climate beat for Important Media, having attended last year's COP20 in Lima Peru. Sandy has also worked for groundbreaking environmental consultants and a Fortune 100 health care firm. She writes for several weblogs and attributes her modest success to an "indelible habit of poking around to satisfy my own curiosity."

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