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Paris Agreement: International agreement with the goal of stopping the effects of global warming
The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), dealing with greenhouse-gas-emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance, signed in 2016. The agreement's language was negotiated by representatives of 196 state parties at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC in Le Bourget, near Paris, France, and adopted by consensus on 12 December 2015. As of February 2020, all UNFCCC members have signed the agreement, 189 have become party to it, and the only significant emitters which are not parties are Iran and Turkey.

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The Princes Highway to climate action

If Victoria adopts emissions targets in line with the Paris Agreement, it is possible for other states to follow suit, creating a de-facto national climate change strategy.
The Age - Published

Climate explained: Which countries are likely to meet their Paris Agreement targets

Here's a look at which countries in the world have met or bettered their Paris Agreement targets.
SBS - Published

World heading for 3.2 degree Celsius temperature rise by 2100: UN

Global emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) hit a new high in 2018 despite "scientific warnings and political commitments", said a UN report as it warned that the world is heading for an average..
IndiaTimes - Published

Robert Redford: A race against time to undo damage caused by Trump

robert redford: a race against time to undo damage caused by trump
(CNN)Earlier this week, Donald Trump notified the United Nations of his intention to pull America out of the most significant climate effort in history, the now-famous Paris Accord. It's a decision..
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Trump administration begins official exit from Paris Climate Accord

The Trump administration has begun the process of officially exiting the Paris climate agreement. Amy Harder, an energy and climate reporter for Axios, spoke to CBSN's Elaine Quijano about what happens..
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Tillerson says Trump remains open to finding conditions to stay in Paris Accord

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks with Face the Nation Moderator John Dickerson about the Paris Climate Change Accord.
CBS News - Published

Tillerson on Paris Accord and North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson joins Face the Nation Moderator John Dickerson to discuss the Paris Climate Change Accord and tensions with North Korea.
CBS News - Published

Xi and Macron affirm support for climate pact despite Trump withdrawal

xi and macron affirm support for climate pact despite trump withdrawal
Hong Kong (CNN)Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron have signed a pact recommitting to the 2015 Paris Agreement, just days after the US formally withdrew from the landmark..
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U.S. begins formal withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

The Trump administration has official begun the process of withdrawing from the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent a formal notice to the U.N. on Monday. The..
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Scientists urge stronger Paris Agreement pledges to curb climate change

The vast majority of national commitments in the 2015 Paris Agreement are inadequate to prevent the worst effects of global warming, scientists said on Tuesday, naming the world's biggest greenhouse..
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OPEC fully supports Paris climate pact: Secretary-General Barkindo

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo said on Tuesday that the oil producer group fully supports the Paris Agreement on climate change, a day after the Trump administration said it had filed..
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Trump administration to formally pull out of Paris Climate Agreement

Monday is officially the first day the U.S. can formally pull out of the Obama-era Paris Climate Accord. Benjamin Backer, the founder of "American Conservation Coalition," a conservative group that..
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India is 'doing better' than many Western countries in achieving Paris Accord's commitment: S Jaishankar

"My first point I would make is there is a big attitudinal shift on climate change, in India. And until a few years ago people looked at climate change as something that was a growing awareness,"..
IndiaTimes - Published

Big Oil undermines U.N. climate goals with $50 billion of new projects: report

Major oil companies have approved $50 billion of projects since last year that will not be economically viable if governments implement the Paris Agreement on climate change, think-tank Carbon Tracker..
Reuters - Published