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Anatomy of a deal: How the Paris climate accord was won — and nearly lost
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Anatomy of a deal: How the Paris climate accord was won — and nearly lost

Joby Warrick | The Washington Post - December 14, 2015

PARIS - The proposed accord was just hours from a final vote when the glitch was spotted. Someone had changed a single word in the draft text…

195 nations seal historic Paris pact to stop global warming
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195 nations seal historic Paris pact to stop global warming

Mariëtte Le Roux | AFP - December 12, 2015

LE BOURGET, France -- To rousing cheers and tears of relief, envoys from 195 nations approved Saturday an accord to stop global warming, offering hope that humanity can…

Cheers as French hosts release proposed UN climate-rescue pact
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Cheers as French hosts release proposed UN climate-rescue pact

Marlowe Hood and Mariëtte Le Roux | AFP - December 12, 2015

LE BOURGET, France -- French hosts of U.N. talks submitted to cheers and applause Saturday a proposed 195-nation accord to defeat global warming, which threatens mankind but needs an…

Historic UN climate pact ‘extremely close’: French host
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Historic UN climate pact ‘extremely close’: French host

Karl Malakunas and Joshua Melvin | AFP - December 10, 2015

LE BOURGET, France -- The French host of U.N. talks aimed at saving mankind from climate catastrophe said Thursday a historic accord was "extremely close," but called for unprecedented compromises…

U.S. pledges more aid to poorer countries as Paris climate talks enter delicate stage
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U.S. pledges more aid to poorer countries as Paris climate talks enter delicate stage

Joby Warrick and Chris Mooney | The Washington Post - December 9, 2015

LE BOURGET, France - The United States will double its assistance to poor countries struggling to cope with the effects of climate change, Secretary of State John…

With COP21 underway, development banks urged to boost ‘green finance’ in Latin America
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With COP21 underway, development banks urged to boost ‘green finance’ in Latin America

Larry Luxner - December 1, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mitigating the expected ravages of climate change – let alone investing in sustainable infrastructure projects – won’t come cheap, say finance experts who calculate…

Costa Rica honored at Paris climate talks with message on Eiffel Tower
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Costa Rica honored at Paris climate talks with message on Eiffel Tower

The Tico Times - November 30, 2015

Costa Ricans gushed with pride Monday as Paris lit up its most celebrated architectural gem with the phrase "100% Pura Vida." The message on the Eiffel Tower…

Paris climate summit is already a win for Obama, but planet remains in danger
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Paris climate summit is already a win for Obama, but planet remains in danger

Steven Mufson | The Washington Post - November 28, 2015

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama travels to the Paris climate summit on Sunday for what could be the crowning diplomatic achievement of his presidency, yet one…

A Paris climate change talks primer for Costa Rica
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A Paris climate change talks primer for Costa Rica

The Tico Times - November 28, 2015

Hotels are filling up in Paris over the weekend as delegations arrive from the 195 nations that will participate in the climate talks that start in the…

Weather disasters have doubled in past 30 years: UN report
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Weather disasters have doubled in past 30 years: UN report

Marlowe Hood with Benjamin Simon in Geneva | AFP - November 23, 2015

PARIS -- The U.N. on Monday detailed a doubling in weather-related disasters over the last three decades, a week before nearly 140 world leaders gather in terror-struck…