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196 Nations Adopt Historic Climate Change Accord At COP21: Live Updates

The 21st United Nations Conference of the Parties, or COP21, on Sunday adopted the historic climate change agreement. The much-awaited deal was French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius banged down his gavel to rapturous applause, signalling the deal was agreed by nearly 200 nations.
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In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the Climate deal
  1. Deliberations at COP21 and Paris Agreement demonstrates the collective wisdom of world leaders to mitigate
  2. Climate Change remains a challenge but Paris Agreement demonstrates how every nation rose to the challenge, working towards a solution.
  3. Outcome of Agreement has no winners or losers. Climate justice has won and we are all working towards a greener future.
Dec 13, 2015 09:05 (IST)
Countries Just Adopted a Historic Climate Change Accord: Here's What Happens Next

The word "historic," already being used to describe the just-accepted Paris climate agreement, is more than warranted. The world will now have a new and comprehensive regime in place to shape how its diverse nations go about the urgent task of reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. That's why climate activists are ecstatic the world over right now. It's a big deal.
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'History will remember this day,' Says UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

  • The Paris Agreement demonstrates solidarity.
  • Its ambitious, flexible, credible and durable.
  • What was once unthinkable is now unstoppable.

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Former US Vice President Al Gore, who had pressed for decades for a climate deal, was also present at the summit.
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Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar makes a statement at COP21
Mr Javadekar said the pact has unequivocally adopted the climate Justice. "We are happy that the agreement differentiates between the responsibilities of the developing and developed nations," he said.
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The moment: French Foreign Minister and president of the COP21 Laurent Fabius use a gavel to mark the adoption of the climate agreement in Le Bourget, France.
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British Prime Minister tweetd to express his satisfaction over the deal.

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US President reacts on the historic climate deal

This is huge: Almost every country in the world just signed on to the #ParisAgreement on climate change-thanks to American leadership.
Dec 13, 2015 00:11 (IST)

"I see the room, I see the reaction is positive, I hear no objection. The Paris climate accord is adopted," said French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, banging down a gavel to cap the climate accord.
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Moments after the historic deal was adopted.
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 195 nations adopt historic Paris pact to stop global warming: Agence France-Presse
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China along with India and US have accepted the final draft of Paris climate accord, reports BBC
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Highlights of the final climate draft accord

  • It sets a sweeping long-term goal of eliminating net man-made greenhouse gas emissions this century.
  • It also creates a system to encourage nations to make good on voluntary domestic efforts to curb emissions and provides billions more dollars to help poor nations cope with the transition to a greener economy.

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The draft climate accord is now available online.

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According to Agenc France-Presse report, bloc of 134 developing nations 'happy' with climate pact.
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US climate envoy says United States will agree to draft Paris climate accord: Associated Press
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India's concerns have been take care of in the final climate draft, says Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar
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The end is in sight. Let us now finish the job: Ban-Ki-moon on final draft proposal

Final Draft Of Proposed United Nations Climate-Rescue Accord Submitted in Paris
  • The world is watching. We must protect the planet that sustains us.
  • Developing nations to play greater role as per capacity. We are facing many complex issues.
  • The nature is sending urgent signals.

Dec 12, 2015 17:17 (IST)
Final draft of the UN climate change accord submitted in Paris

Final Draft Of Proposed United Nations Climate-Rescue Accord Submitted

French hosts submitted to cheers and applause today a proposed 195-nation accord to curb emissions of the heat-trapping gases that threaten to wreak havoc on Earth's climate system.
Dec 12, 2015 17:16 (IST)
Agreement Reached On Draft Climate Accord, UN Says

Agreement Reached On Draft Climate Accord, UN Says

After almost two weeks of marathon negotiations, the lines for food and coffee Friday night snaked through the temporary tent city here that has been home to the global climate talks. People made final bets in a 5-euro pool on the precise hour the talks might conclude.

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Brazil, South Africa, India, China attack rich nations at Paris Summit
  • Poor contributions by rich nations to $100 billion/year Green fund
  • Rich nations paid only a fraction of what they claim
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Paris agreement has to be under convention, says Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar
  • Disappointed by low level of support by developed countries
  • India supports transparency but first implement convention
  • Least Developed Countries and Islands have first right for help
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PM Modi arrives in Delhi after attending Climate Change Summit in Paris.
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Climate Justice demands that developing countries have enough room to grow: PM Modi

  • Developed counties must make sure that clean energy is available and affordable.
  • Developed countries have the power to make strongest impact and equity means national commitment must be consistent.
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Consequences of energy powered by fossil fuels is evident, especially on the poor: PM Modi

  • We have the means and the technology, what we need now is the will and a genuine global partnership.
  • People and planet are inseparable.
  • We have set ambitious targets. We will reduce our carbon emissions by 30-35 per cent of 2005 levels and depend on renewable sources for 40 per cent of our energy needs.
  • Democratic India must grow rapidly to meet the aspirations of 1.25 billion people.
  • Democratic India must grow rapidly to meet the aspirations of 1.25 billion people, 300 million of whom are without access to energy.
  • We are guided by our ancient belief that people & planet are inseparable; that human well being and Nature are indivisible.
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PM Modi begins his much awaited address at the climate change summit in Paris
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How could we argue to our grand children, that it was too difficult to transfer the technology for climate change. Instead of making excuses to them tomorrow, we must act today: British Prime Minister David Cameron

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I welcome the initiative (International Solar Alliance) of PM Narendra Modi. The UN will work to make it a success, says General-Secretary Ban-Ki-moon
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This day is the sunrise of new hope - not just for clean energy, but for villages and homes still in darkness: PM Modi's big push for 'solar alliance' initiative

  • Growth path with lighter carbon footprint.
  • We will attract investment in the solar sector. There is already a revolution in solar energy, technologies are developing, costs are coming down.
  • India has a capacity of 4 gigawatts. We will add another 100 gigawatts to it by 2030.
  • This will create unlimited economic opportunities.
  • This is an alliance that brings together developed and developing countries, government and industries into one enterprise.
  • India will be happy to host the initiative.
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The world must come to the sun to power the future, says PM Modi
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PM Modi addresses world leaders on 'International Solar Alliance'
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We have to ensure in spirit of climate justice that a life of a few does not crowd out the opportunities of the many: PM Modi

  • Progress on clean energy and technology cost is impressive. If we raise the level of our efforts, we can transform. We will restore the balance between ecology and economy.
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PM Modi addresses the media on clean energy R&D initiative. 20 major economies are part of the 'mission innovation' along with Bill Gates.

  • After sunset they need energy to light up their homes and power their future.
  • Access to energy and a better life is a universal aspiration, and so are a clean environment and clean habitat.
  • As worlds majority works its way to prosperity, we have to ensure in spirit of climate justice that a life of a few does not crowd out the opportunities of the many.
  • Advanced countries must leave enough room for developing countries to grow.

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Another picture from the bilateral talks between India and the US

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PM Modi and Barack Obama jointly address the media after an India-US bilateral meeting in Paris on the sidelines of the climate change summit

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PM Modi meets with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on sidelines of the Paris summit.

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We hope we will be able to build a new climate agreement: Russian President Vladimir Putin at opening ceremony of the UN climate change summit
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The world leaders at COP21 observe a minute of silence in honour of the Paris attacks victims
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PM Modi at the India Pavillion launch in Paris says, 'Climate change is not our fault'

  • We approach the negotiations under UNFCCC in a spirit of partnership, based on the principles of equity & common but differentiated responsibilities.
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By 2030, 40 per cent of our energy needs will be met from renewable sources

  • Our commitment to tackle climate change arises from our timeless traditions and beliefs.
  • Conservation comes naturally to us.

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This is what we learn from Mahatma Gandhi: The world is for everyone's needs, but not for anyone's greed.
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We want a comprehensive equitable and durable agreement in Paris: PM Modi

  • They should share resources and technology with those who live between want and hope.
  • We want conviction of the world to match the efforts.
  • In India, nature has always been compared to mother.

Nov 30, 2015 17:56 (IST)
The choices the world makes here will have an impact on our development: PM Modi at inauguration of India Pavilion in Paris

  • We want the world to act with urgency
  • We must restore balance between humanity and nature
  • We are worried about retreat of our glaciers. An outcome from the Paris summit is important.

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Showcasing India's commitment to climate change, PM Modi inaugurates the India Pavilion
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India's big push for solar energy: PM Modi is at the India Pavilion in Paris which is now showcasing renewable energy initiatives

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We are the first generation to feel the climate change and the last that can do something about it: US President Barack Obama
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Announcement: Morocco will host the next summit on climate change - COP22
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US President Barack Obama addresses the Paris summit

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All smiles: When the most powerful people in the world try to fit in a single frame

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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius talks about the three conditions he believes are necessary for the success of UN Paris climate summit

  • "First condition for success has already been fulfilled because of your venue, leaders of the world".
  • "The second condition is that we wanted non-state actors to be represented here at #COP21".
  • "The 3rd condition: we must reach a universal and ambitious climate agreement at the end of summit."

Nov 30, 2015 16:17 (IST)

Now Ban Ki-moon is addressing the biggest gathering of Heads of States

  • We need a universal, meaningful and robust agreement here in Paris.
  • More than 150 leaders of the planet have gathered here in Paris for COP21.
  • Leaders of the world, the future of the people and of our planet is in your hands.
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What is at stake here is the future of the planet: Francois Hollande

  • In the name of climate we need to act.
  • We will decide on the very future of the planet in a few days at COP21.
  • Emerging countries must accelerate their energetic transition and developing countries must be helped and supported.
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The leaders event begins at the Paris summit with Francois Hollande, Foreign Minister of France Laurent Fabius and Ban Ki-Boon.
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PM Narendra Modi meets Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at the Paris climate change summit.

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French President Francois Hollande shakes hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon his arrival for the opening of the UN conference on climate change COP21, on November 30, 2015 at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of the French capital Paris.

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Your deliberations will not only decide the fate of people today; but of generations unborn: Prince Charles at COP21
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Global climate talks begin in Paris, aiming at long-term deal to reduce man-made emissions.

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French President Francois Hollande, center, greets Mahamat Kamoun, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic, as he arrives for the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, outside Paris, Monday, November 30, 2015.

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Paris Summit: Toughest Test For PM Narendra Modi's Green Diplomacy So Far

India contends that developed countries must bear a bigger burden than developing countries to control climate change, since they have contributed largely to pollution over the last 200 years.

India's 25-member delegation will focus on PM Modi's call for "climate justice" and "common but differentiated responsibilities."
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Participants hold placards against the climate change during the "Global Climate March" on November 29, 2015 in Madrid, called by environmental NGOs a day before the official opening of an 195-nation UN climate summit in Paris.

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Performers wearing masks of world leaders -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, China's President Xi Jinping, US President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande -- gather for breakfast in Paris on Nove,ber 28, 2015.

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People carry a giant balloon representing Earth near the Colosseum during a rally calling for action on climate change on November 29, 2015 in Rome a day before the launch of the COP21 conference in Paris.

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Hundreds of thousands of people rallied around the world on Sunday, a day before the Paris summit, demanding action on climate change mounting pressure on the world leaders to strike a pact on slashing greenhouse gases.
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The India Pavilion at COP21 which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in Paris.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Paris yesterday for the climate change summit which will begin today. He tweeted:

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, China's President Xi Jinping, US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande are among the many world leaders who will attend the Paris Climate Change conference.
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A red Eiffel  Tower built with Bistrot chairs is installed at the  COP21 climate summit venue at Le Bourget, northeast of Paris, which begins today.

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French President Francois Hollande (L) and founder and president of the Fondation Nicolas-Hulot and French environmental activist (2nd L), meet business leaders as part of the preparation of the COP21 Climate Summit, on November 10, 2015.