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The Breakthrough – As Predicted

Xinhua News Agency

 Climate talks deliver breakthrough as historic deal adopted


After years of tough negotiations, a long-anticipated legally binding agreement on the global fight against climate change was finally adopted Saturday in Paris with no objection.

The historic agreement that seeks to rein in climate change and ease its impacts was reached at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) by the 196 Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The ambitious deal, a result of strong aspiration and persistent efforts of all parties involved, marked a milestone step towards the common goal that would safeguard sustainable development for mankind.

The road leading to the historically significant document is fraught with barriers and challenges, and a breakthrough along the way has been realized only when parties jointly pledged unremitting endeavors towards a common goal, bearing the bigger picture in mind and accommodating concerns of others.

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