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High hopes for Paris climate change summit

Climate change summit in Paris marks a crucial moment for the global communityTime for a change at Paris summit

Six years after the last summit in Copenhagen failed to reach a binding agreement, all the usual suspects are once again poised to gather – this time in Paris – in an effort to strike a deal on the thorny subject of climate change. The 21st Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will play host to the governments of more than 190 nations with the aim of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. Existing commitments on greenhouse gas emissions expire in 2020, so an agreement will be expected to cover action over the next ten years or so.

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