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World Nations Reach Agreement at COP21

December 12, 2015, 11:32 AM HST
* Updated December 12, 11:34 AM
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An agreement was reached in Paris, France Saturday as world leaders gathered for the continuation of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, commonly referred to at COP21.

The Paris Climate Agreement brings together 195 countries who agree to the commitment of lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to hold off on climate change effects.

United States Senator Brian Schatz attended the talks last weekend as a member of the Senate Climate Action Task Force, and says the agreement reached Saturday is momentous.

“This is an historic moment – when the international community finally takes responsibility for climate change in a meaningful way. This is a global problem that cannot be solved by nations acting alone. We must come together, and with this agreement, we did,” Senator Schatz said.

Review the full agreement here.

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