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Final draft of climate deal in Paris ready for adoption, say French hosts

Officials and ministers from across the world have been camping in France to finalize a climate rescue pact

By: AFP | Le Bourget (france) | Published: December 12, 2015 9:03:38 am
climate change, paris climate talks, paris climate change, COP 21, cop 21 conference, paris draft, france climate talks, paris climate change conference, greenhouse gases, global warming Participants attend a panel entitle”Science on a Sphere Presentation”at the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, north of Paris. (Source: AP)

French and UN officials completed an edit early on Saturday of the final draft to be presented to ministers for adoption, conference host France said, after nearly two weeks of tough haggling for a climate rescue pact.

“We have a text to present,” an official in the office of Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who presides over the talks, told AFP.

After translation into the UN’s six official languages, the document will be presented to ministers at 11.30 am (1030 GMT), nearly 16 hours after the conference had been scheduled to close.

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