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With new climate draft, a deal creeps closer in Paris

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 01:27

After 11 days of negotiations at the climate summit in Paris, a slimmer but still-troubled draft of a global climate agreement is released. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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The calls to take action on climate change come in all forms -- including a jedi master. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JEDI MASTER YODA, SAYING: "Destroy the dark forces and take us to hundred percent clean. That's the message." Greenpeace is is bringing out the giant polar bear Aurora -- in its call for action. On day 11 of negotiations in Paris, a slimmer draft of a global climate agreement appears to be emerging, with Climate Summit host Laurent Fabius telling reporters a consensus is within reach. (SOUNDBITE) (French) CLIMATE SUMMIT HOST, LAURENT FABIUS, SAYING: "Of course, the rule is nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. On the other hand, and I would like to be transparent as always, some important political decisions are yet to be made. They have now been very clearly identified." The latest draft is now 29 pages long -- compared with 43 on Saturday. Three-quarters of the points of dispute have been settled. And while negotiators from 195 countries seek common ground for controlling greenhouse gas emissions -- demonstrators are finding unity in their call for action.

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With new climate draft, a deal creeps closer in Paris

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 01:27