Saturday

21st Jan 2017

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European Parliament supports Paris climate agreement

The European Parliament gave broad support on Tuesday to the global climate deal agreed in Paris last year. The deal received 610 votes in favour, 38 votes against, and 31 abstentions. The adoption was widely expected, so much so that the European Commission sent out a press release saying "the European Union turned climate ambition into climate action" more than a half hour before the actual vote.

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