The summit’s aim is to reduce CO2 emissions and help emerging countries financially to switch to greener sources.
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A "binding" climate agreement with assurances of cash for developing nations will be the measure of success for a United Nations summit starting in Paris next week, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday.More than 145 world leaders are set to gather in the French capital Monday to mark the beginning of the 12-day conference.The 195-nation U.N. climate forum is negotiating a universal pact to cap global warming at two degrees Celsius above mid-19th century levels, and lock in financial support for poor and vulnerable countries most exposed to rising seas, superstorms and crippling drought.Hollande said world leaders should approach the fight against climate change and ISIS – responsible for the worst terrorist attack in French history, with 130 killed and hundreds injured on Nov. 13 – "with the same urgency".
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