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Australia Ratifies Paris Agreement


Source: The Age, 10 November 2016

The Turnbull government has ratified the Paris climate agreement, formalising Australia's commitment to a global effort to curb carbon emissions and reduce the risk of dangerous climate change.

The move comes less than a day after US voters elected Donald Trump, a sceptic of climate science, to become the next president. The US is the world's second-highest carbon-dioxide emitter after China.

"Almost a year from the Paris Conference, it is clear the agreement was a watershed, a turning point," Malcolm Turnbull told a media conference. "The adoption of a comprehensive strategy has galvanised the international community and spurred on global action."

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