29 Nov '15, 9pm

World leaders gather to combat climate change - The Straits Times https://t.co/TXtM3aQmKV

World leaders from nearly 150 nations gathered in Paris on Monday (Nov 30) to launch one of the most important environmental gatherings in a generation. They were greeted at the 12-day summit by French President Francois Hollande and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, AFP reported. Negotiators have vowed to forge an ambitious deal to honour the 130 people killed in the Nov 13 bombing and shooting attacks that shook the French capital. They will hold a minute of silence to remember the victims when the event officially opens at 11am (6pm Singapore). “The fate of humanity is at stake in this conference. After the attacks in France, we have to deal with the urgent priorities and respond to the terrorist challenge but also act for the long term,” Hollande said. At stake is a deal to step up quickly the global fight against climate change, with the world at greater r...

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