Sunday, December 13, 2015

SPECIAL REPORT: Paris Climate Agreement - Details & Reactions

<> Paris climate deal: nearly 200 nations sign in end of fossil fuel era - After 20 years of fraught meetings, including the past two weeks spent in an exhibition hall on the outskirts of Paris, negotiators from nearly 200 countries signed on to a legal agreement on Saturday evening that set ambitious goals to limit temperature rises and to hold governments to account for reaching those targets -- the deal was carefully constructed to carry legal force but without requiring approval by the US Congress - which would have almost certainly rejected it.

<> White House Release: U.S. Leadership and the Historic Paris Agreement to Combat Climate Change

<> Statements Supporting the Paris Climate Agreement

<> Statements Opposing the Paris Climate Agreement