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U.N. climate change conference kicks off in Bonn

Monday, November 06, 2017 - 01:06

Almost 200 nations seek to bolster the Paris climate accord at Bonn's COP23 conference despite U.S. plans to withdraw from the pact. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Governments will try to bolster a 2015 pact to combat climate change at annual talks in Germany which began in Bonn on Monday (November 6). The meeting is overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to pull out and instead promote the U.S. coal and oil industries. Last year's president of the conference, Salaheddine Mezouar, said "we worked hard and did a lot to ensure that the COP22 met the highest expectations" as he passed the ceremonial gavel to Fji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, who will preside over COP23. Delegates will work on a detailed "rule book" to help guide the 2015 Paris climate accord, which set a goal of ending the fossil fuel era this century by shifting to renewable energies such as wind and solar power.

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U.N. climate change conference kicks off in Bonn

Monday, November 06, 2017 - 01:06