United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks during the closing of the Climate Summit at the United Nations headquarters in New York, September 23, 2014. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)
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Will summit produce climate action?Having renewed their commitment to saving Earth's climate, governments face daunting challenges in the coming months to draft a global pact and set targets for slashing carbon emissions, analysts said Wednesday.The Climate Action Tracker, an independent monitor of countries' climate policies, confirmed Monday that the world remained on track for warming of about 3.7 C by 2100 – a level the experts think will cause perilous floods, droughts, storms and rising seas.The summit saw business- and city-level vows to reducing emissions.Nations also disagree about whether the deal should be legally binding, what must be included in it, and how countries' policies and actions toward reaching emissions targets will be monitored.
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