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Strong words make treaties more effective. So is the Paris climate accord worded too flexibly?

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced last week that the 2015 Paris climate change accords will, in all likelihood, go into effect this year. These accords commit the U.S. and dozens of other nations to try to lower greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate climate change. But devising multilateral agreements is painstaking work. Typically, negotiators from hundreds […]
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