COP 21: Climate Deal Reached to Keep Warming Below 2C

World | December 12, 2015, Saturday // 13:35
Bulgaria: COP 21: Climate Deal Reached to Keep Warming Below 2C A participant delivers a speech exposing the rise of the sea levels due to the rise in temperature in the US Center, during the COP21 World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, December 11, 2015. Photo: EPA/BGNES

International delegates are close to agreeing on a deal that would put constraint on global warming.

The text discussed at the summit, which is now running into its third week (after being scheduled to last a fortnight) will be legally binding if approved.

French President Francois Hollande has begged delegates to ratify the final draft of the deal among 196 countries which would see global effort to put a cap of 2 grades Celsius to warming and which would enter into force in 2020.

"This is a day that potentially could become a historic day, but also a great day for humanity... A message of life," French President Francois Hollande said.

Delegates are to take a final decision later on Saturday, after negotiations on the document were carried out for three nights in a row.

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