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French Foreign Minister and president of the COP21 Laurent Fabius makes a statement during Paris Climate Change Conference at Le Bourget on the northern suburbs of Paris, France, Dec. 11, 2015. "All the conditions are ripe to reach a universal and ambitious agreement," Laurent Fabius said Friday evening.
© Zhou Lei/Xinhua Press/Corbis
PARIS SUMMIT 2015
14 December 2015 16:51

Global reaction: the Paris Agreement on climate change

Simon Evans

Simon Evans

12.14.15
Simon Evans

Simon Evans

14.12.2015 | 4:51pm
Paris Summit 2015Global reaction: the Paris Agreement on climate change

Shortly before 7.30pm on 12 December, 195 countries adopted the Paris Agreement, the world’s first universal, legally-binding pact on tackling climate change.

Francois Hollande said the deal would be “a major leap for mankind”; Barack Obama called it “a turning point for the world”. Yet those are just two of the many, many viewpoints on the agreement.

Check out Carbon Brief’s analysis of the final Paris climate deal for a summary of what it contains.

Now, Carbon Brief is collating reactions from around the world in the grid below. We are capturing newspaper editorials, opinion pieces and the thoughts of NGOs, scientists and others.

Each summary is linked, so you can click through to the source. You can also filter the grid by type of reaction.

Thanks to Clean Energy Wire for English-language summaries of German coverage.

Below the grid of reactions, we have a gallery showing how newspaper front pages around the world covered the Paris deal.

Carbon Brief coverage of the Paris Climate Conference

Main image: French Foreign Minister and president of the COP21 Laurent Fabius makes a statement during Paris Climate Change Conference. © Zhou Lei/Xinhua Press/Corbis.
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