"France Signals 'Breakthrough' in Climate Talks"

"PARIS - France signalled a 'breakthrough' Tuesday at 46-nation talks in Paris tasked with paving the way for a highly-anticipated climate rescue pact to be inked in December.

Ministers and top officials at an informal gathering reached consensus on several issues that have stymied the official negotiations for years, France's top climate negotiator Laurence Tubiana told journalists.

Crucially, they concurred there should be a regular, five-yearly review, once the agreement kicks in, of the collective effort to curb planet-warming greenhouse gases. "

Marlowe Hood reports for AFP July 22, 2015.


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Source: AFP, 07/23/2015