COP21: French hosts submit proposed UN climate-rescue accord

AFP , Saturday 12 Dec 2015

French President Francois Hollande (L), French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (C) and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon applaud before a statement at the COP21 Climate Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris, on December 12, 2015. ( AFP PHOTO )

French hosts submitted to cheers and applause Saturday a proposed 195-nation accord to curb emissions of the heat-trapping gases that threaten to wreak havoc on Earth's climate system.

Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who presided over nearly a fortnight of talks in Paris that ran into overtime despite all-night negotiations, delivered the accord to ministers who must now decide whether or not to approve it.

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