Paris climate deal kicks off : what does this mean for Australia?

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United Nations climate talks began today in Morrocco, contuning the world’s momementum towards a global climate response.

This follows on from the Paris Agreement that was gavelled last December.

With 192 states as signatories,  the commitment is to keep global warming less than two degrees celcius above pre-industrial levels. With over 94 per cent of the world’s emissions covered under the agreement, and 97 per cent of the world’s population, it is the single largest commitment to tackling global warming ever made.

With the stakes too high to risk failure, does the Paris Agreement go far enough? Or is it more of a framework than a finished product?

 

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