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Fabius hails progress in climate talks, but more work ahead

Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 00:53

Paris climate summit president Fabius says draft on a global climate deal represents progress, but that much work remains to be done. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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A round of applause as Climate Summit President Laurent Fabius receives a copy of the draft agreement at the Paris meeting. While it may be a largely procedural step in the quest to slow global warming, the fact that almost 200 nations agreed is a major step. Even a draft marks is a major improvement after the last climate summit in Copenhagen six years ago ended in failure. (SOUNDBITE) (French) CLIMATE CONFERENCE PRESIDENT, LAURENT FABIUS, SAYING: "I believe this draft represents progress. But I think everyone will acknowledge that we need to go deeper and we need to firm things up before Friday." The hope is an agreement can be reached next week to find common cause to curb the rise in greenhouse gas emissions widely blamed for climate change.

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Fabius hails progress in climate talks, but more work ahead

Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 00:53