Monday, December 14, 2015

SPECIAL REPORT (update): 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

<> Republicans on Campaign Trail Largely Ignore the Climate Deal - In a stark display of the partisan divide in the United States over climate change, the Republican presidential candidates have said almost nothing about the Paris Agreement, even though whoever succeeds Mr. Obama will be tasked with carrying it out.