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Reactions to COP21 deal largely cheerful, but guarded

Dec 14, 2015 | News

(14 December 2015) – The international climate agreement struck in Paris offers a glimmer of hope to the EU policymaking bubble. EurActiv gives a round-up of political reactions.

World governments agreed on a historic international agreement to fight global warming at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris over the weekend.

Almost 200 nations agreed to a deal to cap global warming at “well below” two degrees above pre-industrial levels, with a reference to a lower, long-term 1.5 degree target in the text.

The deal was hailed as the beginning of the end for fossil fuel industries, and a strong signal to markets for green investment and innovation. (EurActiv)

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