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UN: Climate ‘down-payments’ delivered, but must be built-upon in Paris

3 Nov 2015

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With less than four weeks until governments meet in Paris for the UN climate summit, new analysis from the UNFCCC shows climate pledges currently on the table could drive a substantial deceleration in emissions growth over the next 15 years. Described as a “down-payment on a new era of climate ambition”, the pledges – which cover nearly 150 countries and 90 per cent of global emissions – represent a step change in government’s willingness to take action on climate change.

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