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2015-12-12. We Have An Agreement.

posted Dec 12, 2015, 3:29 PM by Alan Gould   [ updated Dec 13, 2015, 7:21 PM ]
By Brian Palmer, onEarth, NRDC. For GSS Climate Change chapter 9. Excerpt: Negotiators in Paris [COP21] have signed on to an historic and comprehensive deal to address climate change. ...Reassessment: The Paris agreement requires each country to revisit its carbon reduction commitment every five years, beginning in 2020. ...Money: ...Rather than setting a specific finance goal, the developed countries agreed to “set a new collective quantified goal from a floor of USD 100 billion per year” before the 2025 climate change conference. ...Transparency: The document signed today mandates that all countries—regardless of income level—provide all the information necessary for external experts to track their carbon-cutting progress, making it possible for the international community to fully analyze the success of each participant....  http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/paris-climate-talks-agreement   See also New York Times articles: An Illustrated Guide to COP21  and http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/13/world/europe/climate-change-accord-paris.html