Merkel seeks 'binding' climate deal in Paris

Total of 147 heads of state and government will attend the climate summit in Paris next week

Merkel seeks 'binding' climate deal in Paris

World Bulletin / News Desk

The international community must secure a binding deal against climate change at key UN talks in Paris next week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday.

"We must now agree on a binding review mechanism under international law, so that this century can credibly be called a century of decarbonisation," said Merkel.

"I hope that this conference will be a success, it can be a wonderful signal against terror, against war, against the reasons that force people to flee," she added.

A total of 147 heads of state and government will attend the climate summit in Paris next week, at a time of heightened security after the French capital was hit by deadly terrorist attacks in mid-November.

The meeting's goal is to produce a pact that can limit average global warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-Industrial Revolution levels.

A key test for Paris will be to include a mechanism in the pact to periodically review and improve the pledges until the 2 C goal comes into view.

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