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Good COP, bad COP? Will applying the Paris Climate agreement be a COP-out?

November 4th sees the application of the Paris COP21 agreement on fighting climate change, but will polluting nations take the necessary steps and live up to their promises?

November 4th sees the application of the Paris COP21 agreement on fighting climate change, but will polluting nations take the necessary steps and live up to their promises?

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'Historic' climate change deal reached in Rwanda

Countries agree to reduce emissions of Hydrofluorocarbon greenhouse gases in a major milestone for combating climate change.

Countries agree to reduce emissions of Hydrofluorocarbon greenhouse gases in a major milestone for combating climate change.

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MEPs back UN climate accord

MEPs have given their backing to the UN climate deal agreed in Paris last year.

MEPs have given their backing to the UN climate deal agreed in Paris last year.

Europe

EU agrees to ratify Paris climate deal

Environment ministers from across the EU agreed to ratify a landmark UN climate accord on Friday.

Environment ministers from across the EU agreed to ratify a landmark UN climate accord on Friday.

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Bonn climate conference begins on implementing 2015 Paris Agreement

Governments began work on Monday on seeking ways to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming. It’s the first time experts have meet

Governments began work on Monday on seeking ways to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming. It’s the first time experts have meet

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EU emissions rise revealed just months after COP21 climate deal

Carbon emissions increased in the EU last year, new data published just months after the COP21 climate deal has revealed. Green campaigners say it is

Carbon emissions increased in the EU last year, new data published just months after the COP21 climate deal has revealed. Green campaigners say it is

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UN climate chief says COP21 deal is on very firm ground

Isabelle Kumar, euronews: “Christiana Figueres, many thanks for being with us. My first question, why do you think this climate deal is going to

Isabelle Kumar, euronews: “Christiana Figueres, many thanks for being with us. My first question, why do you think this climate deal is going to

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Expert warns of danger to COP 21 treaty from fossil fuel giants

The COP21 climate deal is not prefect but could be effective say experts if it is not watered down by big business lobbyists like the fossil fuel industy's

The COP21 climate deal is not prefect but could be effective say experts if it is not watered down by big business lobbyists like the fossil fuel industy's

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Climate deal signals global recognition, sets out to fix problem

The hottest year on record draws to a close, and with it four years of hard negotiating, which produces, at long last, an international agreement to

The hottest year on record draws to a close, and with it four years of hard negotiating, which produces, at long last, an international agreement to

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What do green NGOs make of COP21 climate deal?

The Paris pact on climate change, agreed over the weekend, has been hailed as ‘historic’ in political and diplomatic circles. But what do the

The Paris pact on climate change, agreed over the weekend, has been hailed as ‘historic’ in political and diplomatic circles. But what do the

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Paris climate deal welcomed, but critics warn of challenges ahead

The reaction overall to the Paris climate deal has been positive, in particular from the summit delegates. They claim it heralds the beginning of a

The reaction overall to the Paris climate deal has been positive, in particular from the summit delegates. They claim it heralds the beginning of a

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Paris climate deal is 'best chance' to save planet

The best chance to save our planet, a lifeline for future generations. There has been a flurry of global reaction to the landmark climate deal

The best chance to save our planet, a lifeline for future generations. There has been a flurry of global reaction to the landmark climate deal

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COP21 Delegates vote to adopt historic deal

Nightfall in Paris has brought the promise of a new dawn in the bid to arrest global warming. One hundred and ninety five countries have agreed a

Nightfall in Paris has brought the promise of a new dawn in the bid to arrest global warming. One hundred and ninety five countries have agreed a

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Demonstrations at COP21

“We are nature defending itself,” was one chant which echoed around the streets of the French capital as delegates discussed the landmark proposed

“We are nature defending itself,” was one chant which echoed around the streets of the French capital as delegates discussed the landmark proposed

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COP 21 proposed deal to keep temperatures below 2C

An historic deal, sustainable and for life. The enthusiasm from leaders at the COP 21 climate change conference has been effusive after reaching a

An historic deal, sustainable and for life. The enthusiasm from leaders at the COP 21 climate change conference has been effusive after reaching a

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Paris climate talks: Fabius announces "ambitious" final draft

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has presented a landmark climate deal in Paris. The accord, which he described as “historic and ambitious” was

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has presented a landmark climate deal in Paris. The accord, which he described as “historic and ambitious” was

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COP21: climate campaigners set 'red line' for leaders to strike deal

Climate campaigners laid out a red line at the COP21 venue in Paris on Saturday – to pile pressure on leaders to reach the right deal. After all of

Climate campaigners laid out a red line at the COP21 venue in Paris on Saturday – to pile pressure on leaders to reach the right deal. After all of

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COP21: climate deal draft agreed after marathon talks

Negotiators at the UN-sponsored climate summit in Paris have come up with a draft agreement that will be presented to ministers at 1030 GMT, a French

Negotiators at the UN-sponsored climate summit in Paris have come up with a draft agreement that will be presented to ministers at 1030 GMT, a French

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Tragedy, voting battles and diplomacy, the keystrokes of 2015

IRAN NUCLEAR BREAKTHROUGH On 14th July, after negotiating for 12 years, Iran and the P5+1 major powers signed an agreement aimed at ensuring a

IRAN NUCLEAR BREAKTHROUGH On 14th July, after negotiating for 12 years, Iran and the P5+1 major powers signed an agreement aimed at ensuring a

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What would constitute a success for COP21 climate conference?

Some of them are the most powerful people on Earth, others are bursting with knowledge — envoys and delegates from 195 countries. What can they do at

Some of them are the most powerful people on Earth, others are bursting with knowledge — envoys and delegates from 195 countries. What can they do at

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COP21: more time for talking

The deadline is extended as the COP21 talks falter at the final fence

The deadline is extended as the COP21 talks falter at the final fence

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COP21 deal won't happen before Saturday, says French minister

A climate change deal won’t be agreed at the global COP21 meeting in Paris until at least Saturday, according to the French minister in charge of the

A climate change deal won’t be agreed at the global COP21 meeting in Paris until at least Saturday, according to the French minister in charge of the

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COP21: new draft accord raises hopes of sealing climate deal

The heat is on to seal a deal on the final day of the COP21 climate conference in Paris. After lots of talking in the French capital, a new draft

The heat is on to seal a deal on the final day of the COP21 climate conference in Paris. After lots of talking in the French capital, a new draft

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COP21 activists keep hope alive as zero hour arrives for climate deal

Many activists at the COP21 are now worried that the summit may decide to go for a deal everyone can agree on rather than the deal the planet needs

Many activists at the COP21 are now worried that the summit may decide to go for a deal everyone can agree on rather than the deal the planet needs

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COP21: negotiations reach final stage

Climate negotiations are entering their final stages at the COP 21 in Paris. Delegations at the UN-sponsored talks worked through the night into

Climate negotiations are entering their final stages at the COP 21 in Paris. Delegations at the UN-sponsored talks worked through the night into