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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Paris Agreement five years on: How far are we from meeting its goals” – below is their description.
Five years ago in Paris, the world came together to sign a legally binding treaty on climate change. The Paris Agreement is a pledge to combat global warming and achieve a climate neutral world by mid-century. But what has been done, and how far are we from meeting its goals? This year’s meeting falls on Saturday and is co-hosted by the UK with the United Nations and France.CGTN YouTube Channel
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